New England antique shop relocates here

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

The owner of a New England antique shop has relocated his business to Andalusia.

Bob Nevins is relocating his business from New Hampshire to be closer to his family. The new store is called Andalusia Antiques and Collectibles, and will be managed by his daughter, Jennifer Correro.

“We have stuff in here that is $2 and stuff in here that is $600,” Correro said. “So there is something in here for everyone.”

The store is still in the process of opening, but Correro said the doors are open. She said she didn’t know why she shouldn’t let customers come in, since she is already there setting items out.

“We have baskets, china, sterling silver, quilts, wood furniture, jewelry and rare collectibles,” Correro said. “One thing we feature that not a lot of people around here have is Majolica pottery and porcelain.”

The shop also carries Royal Doulton figurines, bronze and early American pressed glass and artifacts, including an antique classroom abacus and old school desks.

Correro said she grew up in a home that was similar to an antique store, and she is familiar with the items they carry.

Joyce Leddon visited the store yesterday afternoon to admire many of the glass items displayed, and remarked on the beauty of the dishware. One piece Leddon said was “better than chocolate.”

Correro said she would refer customers to local dealers for items she doesn’t have.

“We will be working with other antique dealers like the Three Notch Emporium and Davis Lane Antique Shop, so that people can find what they are looking for,” Correro said. “We’re going to refer to each other so if one person doesn’t have it, we could send them to another place in the area.”

She said she wants customers to come to this area and know that Andalusia is the place to come to for antiques.

Also, if a customer has had trouble finding a particular item or is looking for the missing piece to a set, Correro said they would help locate the item online.

Correro said during the transaction process, the store accepts payments by cash, check, credit card and PayPal.

The store is located at 1520 E. 3 Notch St., next to Church’s Chicken, and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.