Madelyne Watkins

Local antique store is closing

by Madelyne Watkins on July 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A local antique store is closing their doors. 

Then & Now has been an antique store in downtown Zanesville for the past 25 years. But unfortunately, owner Shirley Labaki, said it’s time to hand in the keys. The building has been a part of Zanesville’s history for years now and she hopes to see it be put to good use.

“Because zanesville needs to save some of its history. People in Ohio and the United States go to Europe to see the old past – we’ve got it here, but we’re tearing it down,” said Labaki. “We need to concentrate on our history. Good or bad, it’s our history.”

Labaki said her favorite part over the past 25 years has been meeting the people that come in and out of the store.

“I get to meet so many great people and I learn a lot because they tell me what they’re looking for and they tell me about it,” said Labaki.

Labaki is holding a Liquidation auction on Saturday, August 4th at 10 a.m. She invites anyone and everyone to come out.