We are hoping each of you had a memorable and happy holiday season! January went by quickly. Southport Antique Mall was at The Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale this
January at the fairgrounds. We offered free item evaluations for guests and shoppers. This was our second year for this event. Last year was a huge success, but this year was even better. It created wonderful publicity for the store, we got a great deal of new exposure. We were featured in the all the advertising leading up to the event including frequently aired television commercials. Our own Krissy Haganman was featured promoting the event and the mall on three different morning news programs including IndyStyle. It was so much fun! During the event we evaluated items from over 75 guests and saw everything from a signed photo of Pres. Kennedy to a 1700's Stradivarius violin. We even saw a genuine Louis Vuitton purse that was purchased at the garage sale for only $10 and was evaluated at $500-$800! It was a great weekend for everyone.
With the New Year in full swing, I am drawn to cleaning up and cleaning out! I love a fresh
start! SAM guests always notice when we put in that little extra effort in our spaces and
our sales certainly reflect that. So remember, dust, sweep and move those treasures around for a fresh look each time you are in. If you need a new perspective, we are always happy to help. And while you’re working, be sure to remember our shoppers with disabilities and leave those floors clear for easy navigation. Also power strips must be easy to access in order for us to turn on the lights and create the right “mood.” Please be mindful of old lamp wiring on chandeliers and lamps. We must take the upmost precaution when it comes to electricity so if you are not sure if your lamp is safe, please ask before plugging in. Thanks!
With the weather gloomy and the holiday parties over, we can always be cheered up by visiting the store. Our little community is a real treasure and can certainly keep those winter blues at bay. We are so thankful to have each of you a part of our mall family and we always love to see your faces.
Happy New Year, let’s make 2013 great!