Popular arts, antiques shop closing temporarily


By Chris Day
Multimedia Editor

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A popular downtown antiques store is closing, but only temporarily.

Tina Clancy’s Arts and Antique Connection, located at 116 N. Poindexter St., will close temporarily for six weeks, store owner Tina Clancy said Friday. Clancy, who has been located in the Poindexter Street location for nearly 8 years, said her shop will close later this month while she recovers from a scheduled surgery. Clancy announced the temporary closing in hopes of putting to rest rumors people may have heard that she was closing for good. 

Also on Friday, Clancy unveiled the opening of a new section of her store called, You Do Loft.  

Located upstairs in the area where she formerly held classes, the You Do Loft features used furniture, mirrors, lamps, chandeliers and other items that customers can pick through.

“There’s so many cool things if you just take time to meander around up here,” she said, during a brief tour of the loft. 

She said shoppers could find good buys on many used items, because they will be responsible for making any alterations after the purchase. For example, it will be the customer’s responsibility for adding new wiring to an old lamp, or for cleaning and painting an old dresser they buy from the loft, Clancy said. 

Items will basically be sold in the same condition as Clancy found them, she said. Shoppers also have the option to pay Clancy an additional fee to do that work. 

Clancy gave customers a first look at the You Do Loft during Friday night’s downtown ArtWalk.