Market Street’s newest

Former Wooden Apples store takes root on Market Street
Melissa Topey
Feb 20, 2014
Wooden Apples has been reborn as a treasure.

The shop that once sat at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Market Street moved last month to 133. E. Market St., next to The Hero Zone.

In its new digs, it has acquired a new name — Market Street Treasures — and also welcomed in six new vendors, for a total of 10 vendors.

“You can find anything you need here,” Market Street Treasures manager Karen Carroll said. “We have all kinds of new items”

The artwork on the walls are prints by Ben Richmond, who owned the now-shuttered Richmond Gallery. There are also homemade candles and oils, as well as all types of books, organized alphabetically and by genre.

A shopper with a keen eye can land some amazing finds, such as a tripod from the 1800s or a beautiful partition salvaged from an old church.

The front of the shop is all things nautical, while throughout you’ll find vintage porcelain dolls, collectible stamps and postcards. In the summer, plenty of bicycles are added to the shop, Carroll said.

The owner of the building, Don Huntley, describes the shop as a sort of indoor flea market.

It’s one of the largest single-floor buildings in downtown Sandusky, Huntley said. He anticipates the space can hold about 75 vendors, so he’s looking for more small-business entrepreneurs.

“I think we can turn this into something great for downtown Sandusky” he said.

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Sailor Sam

Good luck Karen! Hope all goes well!