Aunt Barley's latest Antique Store to open up in Washington as Borough becomes burgeoning antique destination

 

With the opening of Aunt Barley's Antique Shop in Washington, the Borough continues its move toward becoming one of the leading antique shop destinations of Warren County.

 

Aunt Barley's, located at 217 W. Washington Avenue (next to Sicilia Bakery), joins Main Antiques, Kathy's Kove, OliviaRae, Second Time Around, and The Conductor as antiquers in the Borough.

 

"Washington has truly become a place for antique lovers to come to," said Sandi Cerami, Executive Director of the Washington Business Improvement District. "Between our antique businesses and array of quality second hand stores, we've got a number of establishments offering unique items and clothing."

 

 

Owned by Carol Sickels and Lisa Whitmore, Aunt Barley's offers a diverse array of antiques, from toys, farm tools, and furniture, to dishes and glassware and collectibles. A family affair, Lisa is Carol's niece. Uncle Barry (Whitmore) is the store's "consultant." The name of the shop comes from Aunt (as in Aunt Carol), Bar (as in Uncle Barry) and ley's (as in Lisa).

 

"We've both always had a love for antiques," said Lisa, explaining why she and her aunt decided to open up their shop. "We are really good partners because we have different tastes in antiques."

 

The store is open six days a week (closed on Thursday), Monday through Wednesday 9-4, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, and Sunday 11-4.

To reach the store, call 908-689-0858.

 

For more information about business opportunities in Washington, visit www.washingtonbid.org, or call 908-689-4800.a