Former Nightclub Transforms Into Antique Store

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This weekend, you may want to head out and do a little antiquing.

There is a place a touch off the beaten path on Sheraton Drive in Macon.

The Giles family didn't start out collecting items and organizing booths. In fact, you may recognize the building that has quite a different past.

Yesterday's Antiques owner Dianne Giles says she is living a dream.

"This was on my bucket list," she said with a smile.

The place is pretty big, inhabiting 20,000 square feet.

The building went through quite the transformation. Remember the Rock-a-Billy's nightclub a few years ago? This is the same place.

"We decided we didn't want to be in the nightclub business anymore, so we decided to do an 'about-face,' and my husband was ready to retire and I was not," Dianne explained.

Now she works seven days a week and says she couldn't be happier.  But even though it's an antique place, a lot of the stuff is quite modern. Dianne says that is by design.

"If all we sold was antiques, we would not survive. That's just not the popular type of furnishings for a home. They're nice to look at, but they're not all that practical. They're delicate," she said.

Everything is up for grabs, whether you want to buy stuff or sell it.

Dianne says one of the challenges of running the business is getting the word out about where they are located in Macon.

The address is 4821 Sheraton Drive, right down the road from Groome Transportation. It's behind Jackson Automotive off Riverside Drive.

They are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.




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