Business Beat: Auntie Q’s Antiques and Treasures returns after 8 years
March 25, 2009
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” After an eight-year hiatus, Auntie Q’s Antiques & Treasures is open for the second time.
Some locals might remember Mike Henry, owner of Auntie Q’s, from his previous store on Emerald Bay Road.
“Every where in town, I’d run into old customers who wanted me to open it back up,” Henry said.
The new store, much like the old one, sells antiques, collectibles and other treasures for a fair price, Henry said.
Henry closed the original store in 2001 because he was “burnt out” from working. He said after 12-hour days, seven days a week for nearly a decade ” sometimes only taking Christmas and New Year’s Day off ” he needed a break.
“The first couple years off I needed to recharge,” Henry said.
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He traveled around some, but soon he became bored with retirement. He then began contemplating reopening the store.
“It’s good to stay occupied,” Henry said. “It keeps you busy.”
This time around, Henry plans to close the store two days a week, so he doesn’t repeat his personal history.
When he closed the original store, he liquidated his entire inventory, so he had to buy all new items to open up again. The store is half the size of the old place, but there’s still plenty of merchandise for people to check out.
“I’ve been pricing items nonstop for a week,” Henry said.Anyone stopping in can find something because Henry carries an array of furniture, lamps, glassware, buttons, figurines, knickknacks and more.
If everything goes according to plan, the store will open by April 1. Its hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 3438 Lake Tahoe Blvd., by the corner of Johnson Boulevard. For information, call (530) 542-2884.
Robert B. “Bobby” King was named the general manager of Edgewood Cos.
King will manage the Edgewood Golf Course and Restaurant, as well as the company’s other Lake Tahoe properties, including historic Friday’s Station, Twin Pines Estate, Pine Frost employee housing and two beach houses.
King is a 25-year employee of Edgewood Cos., and recently served as food and beverage manager for the company.
Edgewood Cos. includes Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Park Family
Foundation Fund, Park Cattle Co. and Edgewood Water Co.
King attended Milton High School, Sixth Form College in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
He graduated from the University Of Natal, Durban, South Africa, and Cordon Bleu in London. Currently, King serves on the Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club board of directors and the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Board. He and his wife Andrea have a son, David, and a daughter, Morgan.
Chase International has created a Assets Solutions Team, which is a group of experienced agents specializing in short sales, loan modification and foreclosure.
The team will host a series of forums titled “Untangling the Truth: Providing Easy Answers in Today’s Real Estate Market” at several of its offices.
The forums will have team members on hand, as well as bank representatives, real estate attorneys and credit advisers. Experts will explain the process of loan modification, short sales and foreclosure and address tax issues and credit.
The South Shore forum is from 10 a.m. to noon March 28 at Chase International in Zephyr Cove, 190 Highway 50. For information, call (775) 588-6130, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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