Customer Appreciation Day June 2; store closes June30
By Miriam Raftery
June 1, 2016 (La Mesa) – For the past 18 years, Antiques in the Village has been a fixture in La Mesa’s downtown village, offering a delightful mix of antiques and collectibles. But owners Larry and Francis Settle are retiring—and the shop will be closing its doors permanently on June 30th.
On June 2nd, the couple is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day. “Everything will be 30 to 50 percent off,” says Larry, adding that refreshments will be served up along with bargain prices. Discounts will continue to be offered until the final day at month’s end.
“My wife got me into this,” recalls Larry, who was an independent living skills instructor. Francis, inspired by a friend, opened a booth at another antique store but soon started up a shop of her own. She needed help – so she asked Larry to join her. The rest, as they say, is history.
“I love it,” he says of the business. “We have a very eclectic group of things. We always try to be very customer friendly and enjoyable.”
There are still many treasures left for nostalgia-minded shoppers to discover, such as elegant and ornate antique furnishings, vintage jewelry, antique sleds, a stuffed pheasant, crystal glassware, figurines, period hats, paintings, elegant light fixtures, and much more.
For the future, Larry says he looks forward to traveling and taking time to “stop to smell the roses.” He reflects, ““It’s been a fun ride, and I am grateful to our customers.”