Inside her recently-opened shop, Antiques On Main, Nancy Conn likes to offer things you aren't likely to find anywhere else.
“I try to look for things that are a little more unusual,” Conn said Saturday as she tended to details around the downtown Grayson store.
As an example, she points out a 48-drawer cabinet “possibly from a hardware store,” as well as “very early” primitives and a variety of architectural components including vintage windows, doors and even an old transom.
Conn has been developing the space since before its opening in March. It was home to Horton Bros. & Brown Pharmacy for many years until that local business relocated to a new building nearby.
A native of Milton, West Virginia, Conn has now been in Kentucky for 27 years.
Much of the business at Antiques On Main has come from people outside the immediate area, Conn reports.
“We are getting more out-of-towners than local people. We have a lot of people from Huntington and Charleston,” she said, adding associated antique dealers in those cities, as well as Jack Dinkens in the Star community, provide excellent references to antique shoppers.
Conn said she has ambitious plans for Antiques On Main and hopes to add a sweet shop this summer.
“It will have nothing but homemade cakes, pies and cookies – and a beverage bar. I'm quite excited about it!”
Located at 128 East Main Street in Grayson, Antiques On Main is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit the shop's Facebook page or call (606) 794-8652.