Hamburg Antique Center goes from hardware to heirlooms

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    HAMBURG-Thoughts of the past, the "5 & 10," the drug store, the hardware store or simply early Main Street America bring a sense of nostalgia to us all. One step further and you'll literally be there! The Hamburg Antique Center happens to be a place filled with treasures that bring back fond memories, put smiles on faces and offers customers a shopping experience rich in history and heritage. It is located at One Main Street in Hamburg, next to the Rt. 94 and Rt. 23 intersection. Once known as a small rural community in the northwest section of Sussex County, N.J, it was a stop on the early postal route and was inhabited with more cows than people. Today progress presents Hamburg as a developing area known for its unsurpassed sprawling golf courses, ski resort and traveling tourists. Opened this past May 2004, the antique center is in the original historic 1860 Hardware Store. Owners Richard and Rachael Travis and George E. Howell welcome customers to a step back in time. There are two floors with over 40 dealers offering American antiques, a large selection of furniture, lighting, stoneware, yellow ware, stained glass, local photos, advertising, orientalia, historical items, coins, jewelry, toys and collectibles to fulfill a wide variety of styles and interests. Showcase and floor space is still available. The antique center welcomes consignments and is air-conditioned for your shopping pleasure. Don't wait ‘til Christmas but make everyday a holiday. You'll be surprised by the authenticity and variety of items on display. Hunting for antiques here is a step back in time. Shop the past! Store hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5, Sunday 11n5 and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 973-823-9700 for more information.