BY O.J. EARLY
Antique-collectors have a new place to go in Greeneville.
Park House Antiques, located at 310 S. Cutler St., is now open.
"This is our passion, our hobby," said Bennie Lane, who owns the business along with her husband, Tom.
The new location boasts numerous antiques and collectibles, from quilts and paintings to dishes and desks.
The store's 12 vendors supply the materials, Tom said.
"We currently have room for about three more vendors," he said.
Park House Antiques is located in the former McCarter Lumber Company building.
The antique venue gets its name from the Lanes' historic downtown home, the George Brown Park Home, built in 1845.
The couple bought the home from Asbury United Methodist Church in 1981. The home was unlivable when purchased, and the couple moved into the house in December 1981 after considerable work, they said.
Both Tom and Bennie Lane are retired, and that helped create the opportunity to start Park House Antiques.
"I got tired of retirement and decided I wanted to go ahead and do this," Bennie said. "Tom has been collecting antiques for nearly 50 years. This is just a continuation of that."
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m on Sunday. It is closed every Monday.
The new store opened in late November.
For more information, call the store at 638-5776, or email the Lanes at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lanes are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/parkhouseantiques.
"We welcome all antique-collectors and -dealers to come and see us," said Tom. "We have a multitude of antiques."