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Owner talks about his new antique store in NuLu

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Buying and selling antiques is big business across the country, and in Louisville too.

Changes are underway locally with a new store opening in NuLu.

Daniel Chamberlain was outside the store shoveling snow earlier this week, preparing for a grand opening.

The Louisville Antique Market is located at the corner of Jefferson and Campbell Streets, just east of the central business district.

Chamberlain and other dealers are moving to that location because the Goss Avenue Antique Mall will soon be converted into apartments.

Already about 14 dealers have moved into what was a paint store.

Chamberlain believes it will be a great location.

"We're so close to downtown and the convention center and the Yum! Center has really helped," Chamberlain said. "There is lot of traffic through here at night, with all of the games and concerts so we are really excited to be here."

He believes the move to the new location will help to establish an antique trail since other dealers are so close, both in NuLu and in Clifton.

"This area is kind of an anchor for antiques, like Joe Ley has been here for as long as I can remember," Chamberlain said.

He says the new location will feature a group of experienced dealers of fine furniture, antiques and other vintage items.

"The state of the antique business seems to be picking up," added Chamberlain, "the downturn hurt everybody, but it has seemed to pick up during the past year or so and is gradually building."

Chamberlain's grand opening is set for this Friday, Feb. 7 during the monthly Trolley Hop.

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