DJ's Antique Mall to open soon
DJ's Treasures Antique Mall is filling with vendors and antiques and should open before the end of October.
Located on North Molalla Avenue, plans are to open six days a week on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
The store will have seven different vendors plus Donna Schreindl's many items from her previous stores, DJ's Treasures on the Hill in Oregon City and her clocks of all kinds. She had a shop in Molalla in the late 1980s and early 1990s called Something Special from the Heart. Schreindl also ran a bazaar at the County Fairgrounds for a couple of years.
Schreindl had planned to open, but it's taken time. She needed more electric outlets and it took time finding an electrician, she told The Pioneer.
But now that's done and two vendors moved in early the week of Oct. 20 and more are coming. There will be seven altogether plus items from her previous stores. She and her partner, Leigh Ann Madison, will run the store and keep it open unless the weather keeps them in their homes in Colton.
"We've been holding off building [displays] in the store because we're finding a lot of things in boxes," Schreindl said talking about the available space in the store.
There will be booths as well as open spaces, all lighted thanks to the electrician. She has spaces for men's things like old tools, books, neon signs and other things that men like and an area for women's things with a kitchen area filled with cookware, copper and brass, china, sterling silver and silver plate, quilts and Pendleton blankets. Schreindl also has lots of clocks, all clean and running, from grandfather and grandmother clocks to Cuckoo clocks.
"When a customer walks in and sees what we have and doesn't find what they're looking for, we will have a book where they can ask for a suggestion or something they want along with their name and phone number. Vendors will look through the book, find the item and call the customer and tell them, 'We've got it for you,'" Schreindl said.
She noted that she plans to offer items that are different from her vendors, "depending on what the community needs, although at present she won't have mid-century antique collectibles." There will not be food sales, she said, but there will always be coffee, cookies and candy for customers.
Currently, there's not enough room to merchandise all the items she wants, but she hopes to eventually have classes for painting, drawing and rug making. While there will be a Grand Opening, she's unsure of exact date as yet.
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