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‘Camp to Castle Consignment’ Shop to Open on South Main Street

In former Calareso’s building.

A new banner hangs on a south Main Street building that used to house .

The Camp to Castle Consignment shop will open around Sept. 1, according to store owner Loren Hayden, at 122 Main St.

The store will consign and sell antiques, home furnishing, fine art, collectibles and jewelry, according to the posters in the windows and Hayden. No clothing. Hayden has been selling antiques for 20 years, she said, since her children were young. She’s been a collector even longer. She's worked in publishing and printing in California, she told Patch.

Inside her newly whitewashed space, several oriental rugs cover sections of the floor once filled with neatly stacked crates of fresh potatoes, onions, lettuce and spinach. Wing chairs sit in one's and two’s. Several larger pieces of furniture, including a desk, bookcase and curving wrought-iron shelf unit, stand along the walls.

Hayden plans to consign and sell items ranging from modern and contemporary to vintage.

She looked for space within a 50-mile radius of Sudbury, her home, she said. She didn’t want a typical “box” of space. Paper blocks the windows and natural light while Hayden finishes preparing the store for the opening.

Camp to Castle will be open seven days a week, the owner said, tentatively from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, probably a little later on Thursdays. She will be open on Sundays.

The store is not accepting items for consignment yet. Hayden said she'll begin to accept items the day she opens. She prefers that potential consigners make an appointment in advance. Sale proceeds will be split 50-50, she said, between consigners and the store. After 30 days, merchandise prices will be marked down 25 percent. Items have a 60-day life in the store, Hayden said, to keep the selection fresh.

Hayden welcomes inquiries; email her at camptocastle@comcast.net.

De August 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Always exciting when a new business opens. Best of luck Loren! Look forward to visiting ; )
Celebration Kingdom August 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Love it!! Best of luck:)
Lisa A. August 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to check it out.
Liz Whitelam August 14, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Looking forward to it - sounds great!
Joe Veno August 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Good Luck....
Cheryl August 14, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Cant wait !
Donna August 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Excellent! Great opportunity for Reading and surrounding towns... good luck and look forward to stopping by!
Amanda Foulds August 18, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood, Loren! Looking forward to stopping by!
Karen Gerstel August 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Im so excited about your new store...looking forward to shopping and hopefully consigning....Best of Luck....

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