Small businesses unite under one roof
An Albany woman is reaching out to other local small businesses that may need a location to sell products.
Lauren Bailey and her husband Randy own Relics to Riches on Old Dawson Road which was previously a Harley Davidson dealership. Bailey says she has been able to get most everything up and running in just the past month.
There are more than 60 vendors set up under one roof selling anything from new merchandise and clothing to antiques.
"I found a hobby of painting furniture," Bailey said. "That led to jewelry and accessories and I really liked it. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to start a business of my own and recruit local vendors."
Justin Andrews is a co-owner of ThreeForty Creative Group, a vendor at Relics to Riches who recently moved in and is getting everything set up. Andrews says his business offers music lessons and produces concerts and events.
"It's a great opportunity for creative minds to come together," he said.
Bailey says there are many first-time vendors who get ideas from social media sites then sell them at the store. Vendors are required to keep items stocked in their booths and pay a commission. A hair salon and food stores will be at the location soon.
There are 10 spots still available for local businesses.