Aberdeen Trading Post Expands
If you enjoy shopping or have items you would like to sell, the Aberdeen Trading Post is the perfect place to go. Owners Brenda Brooks and Kathy Abell, who are sisters, opened the store on June 1 and then expanded on October 1. The store is full of treasures including household items, locally made crafts, toys, hardware, antiques, jewelry, movies, games, furniture, clothes, dolls, dishes, and many other things.
Co-owner Brenda Brooks said she had previously rented booth space in another town and had owned a shop named Roundhill Antiques and Uniques. She said she started collecting things, and the new business, Aberdeen Trading Post, “all came together one step at a time.” The store currently has 35-40 booth spaces rented. Brooks said they charge 75 cents per square foot for a booth and most booths range in price from $30 to $60 a month.
Brooks said, “It’s a community effort. It’s good to be able to go somewhere and find things you like that are affordable. There are a lot of things in here that bring back memories to people when they see things from their childhood. Everybody who comes in thinks it’s awesome.”
Not only do they have booth spaces for people to rent, they also pay cash for gold and silver, provide minor alterations and garment repairs, and have a new photography studio. The owners’ sister, Vicky Jones, is starting a photography business, Vicky Lynn Photography, after working for Graham Photography for many years.
The Aberdeen Trading Post is located at 2222 Beaver Dam Road, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Story and photos by Paige McKinney, Beech Tree News