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Rusty Bones Junk & Disorderly 65-269 Main Street Arcade, New York
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Tim and DeDee Crouse, owners of Junk and Disorderly, started with a small booth at Arcade Junction about three years ago and quickly needed a larger space. In 2016, DeDee, who is an artist, was awarded a grant through the Wyoming County Rural Arts Initiative. This grant allowed her to purchase supplies and rent a larger space, in order to offer painting classes to the community, as well as continue to display their wares.
Mike and Debra Randall are the owners of Rusty Bones. This is a retirement endeavor for Mike and Debra, as Mike is semi-retired from woodworking, and Debra recently retired from 30 years in education. They began with a booth at the Southtowns Antique Co-op, added a second, and then opened a booth at Arcade Junction, where they met Tim and DeDee.
Both businesses thrived, and more room was needed. It was a serendipitous conversation between DeDee and Debra that opened the door to a collaborative business venture. When the Main Street location opened, a 4700 square foot storefront, owned by Dan and Marjie Stewart, it didn’t take long for both couples to make the decision to grab the opportunity to open their own co-op!
The store features a wide variety that offers something for everyone! Between Junk and Disorderly, Rusty Bones and fifteen vendors, very few customers leave empty handed! The store offers antiques, primitives, collectables, repurposed furniture and many arts and crafts items. In addition to selling, Debra and DeDee are always interested in considering purchases, so people are encouraged to bring their items in to the store, or someone will go to them.
An office space was added to the store, and Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider, moved into the space. Invenergy offers information and literature to anyone who might be interested in their clean energy projects. Gina Gasper will be on site to answer questions and provide resources to the community.