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Antique store adds history to Tunkhannock

April 09. 2013 1:02PM

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TUNKHANNOCK - After 32 years of housing Fitze’s Department Store, a historic building at 2 East Tioga St. in downtown Tunkhannock is now home to a new antiques shop: Eclectic Heart Antiques & Furnishings Store. The store features antiques, collectibles, home furnishings, art, jewelry, furniture, locally- made scented candles and locally hand-painted glassware. These items are brought in by consignors, who also work in the store .

Owner Judy Mead and manager Marcy Rau opened Eclectic Heart July 1, 2012. After Mead closed Fitze’s Department Store earlier that year in February, she did not want to see the building become anything else but a shop. The building has a store-front façade, which is designed like shops in the 1800s. It was then that Tunkhannock was first enriched with stores and local businesses. Mead believes that the antiques in the store add history to the designated historic town.

Mead’s favorite aspect of Eclectic Heart is seeing the customers walk inside and browse.

“It’s fun and interesting to talk with customers,” she said.

She added that customers find items that family members, such as a grandmother, owned long ago.

“We have a lot of people coming from Scranton and Clarks Summit,” said Mead. “We like to invite people to come up and see what Tunkhannock has to offer.”

To contact Eclectic Heart Antiques & Furnishings Store, call 570.836.2105 or e-mail Eclectic Heart is also on Facebook.


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