BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Whether you are looking for antique furniture or seasonal decor, Brunswick’s Vintage Loft has it all.
The second-hand store recently opened off Pearl Road, at 4295 Manhattan Circle, next to Brunswick Middle School. Sue Ziegler and Angie Easa are the owners of this eclectic location.
The inspiration for the shop began when the two local moms started refinishing and thrifting furniture as a hobby. Shortly after, their hobby took off and they “decided to take the next step and turn it into business,” they said.
They started as two separate entities, selling their furniture and decor outside on the porch at Brother’s Antique Mall in Medina. After they found out about an affordable location in Brunswick, they were eager to secure the property so that they could work together and sell their products indoors.
After weeks of singlehandedly taking the retail space apart, painting and decorating, the Vintage Loft was finally ready to open.
It’s the variety of items for sale at the Vintage Loft that truly makes it a special place.
“There are no two items that are really the same,” Ziegler said. “Our motto is ‘Where the past meets present’ … We have lots of old and unique trinkets and things mixed in with somewhat modern home décor.
“Anything from kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom (products), blankets, trinkets, antiques” can be found around the shop.
Ziegler and Easa value affordability.
“Our goal is to buy cheap, to sell cheap. We get a lot of stuff from estate sales, (Facebook) Marketplace, friends and family,” Ziegler said.
The Vintage Loft is open Wednesday through Sunday, with varying hours. In addition, every Wednesday the Vintage Loft hosts a Sip and Shop from 4 to 8 p.m., where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and shop.
Vintage Loft’s seasonal collection of Christmas decor was launched Wednesday (Nov. 2), so visitors can expect to find a large array of holiday-themed products.
“Our philosophy is as a small business, we want to help promote other small businesses,” Ziegler said.
There are many other small businesses in Brunswick that sell home necessities and decor, and Ziegler would love to “collaborate with these locally owned businesses and get people interested in supporting their communities, rather than going to the big box stores.”
Handmade Haven, 3511 Center Road, is one of these local shops. It is owned by Ashley Esser. Inside, people can find a variety of handmade items made by artisans from all across Northeast Ohio.
Another notable mention is the Affordable Farmhouse, 3487 Center Road, Suite 3. Their goal is to make, refurbish and sell quality furniture at an affordable price. You can find out more about their products by visiting their website, https://www.affordable-farmhouse.com/.
For more information about Vintage Loft, call 330-888-2261 or visit [email protected].
Teodora Iovi, a senior at Brunswick High School, is one of more than 50 student “backpack journalists” (grades 6-12) in the award-winning BEAT Video Program. The program is sponsored by KDK Mitsubishi, Discount Drug Mart, Plum Creek Assisted Living Community, Baskets Galore, Scripps Howard Foundation and the Brunswick Rotary Club. Go to https://www.bcsoh.org/domain/1154 to learn more about the program, or visit https://thebeat.viebit.com to view videos produced by the students.