MOUNT VERNON — The business landscape continues to change around Mount Vernon and Knox County.
A goal to open on July 30 is set for Buckeye Trading Co. in the old Buckeye Candy building on South Main Street across from Holmes Tire LLC. Owners Susan Ramser and Ryan Snyder have pooled their efforts in an attempt to open a store which offers a variety of antiques, furniture, collectibles and vintage items.
“We’re trying to get things in here you’re not going to find in your typical mom-and-pop shop,” said Snyder, who is current owner of S&S Construction.
Besides a large selection of antiques and furniture, unique items that shoppers will find will include vintage Levi jeans, crystal, China cabinets, toys, novelties, and authentic Civil War uniforms, photos and individual military records. All of these items will be laid out on the first floor of the building. On the second floor will be spaces for as many as 14 vendors to set up tables to sell items. Two upstairs rooms in the west end will be reserved for a library where shoppers can purchase books.
“With the historic significance of the building, we want to bring people to downtown. Hopefully this will attract people to Mount Vernon,” said Snyder.