Sidewalk sale hampered by rain, but goes on as planned
by Alan Reed
Sep 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Maddie Futrell (left) and Stone Bland are amazed by holograms at Loose Treasures Antique Shop while enjoying great prices, and some much needed rain during the Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale last Saturday.
Maddie Futrell (left) and Stone Bland are amazed by holograms at Loose Treasures Antique Shop while enjoying great prices, and some much needed rain during the Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale last Saturday.
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While weekend rain forced the cancellation of the Cadiz Bluegrass Jam, the Downtown Merchants’ Association pressed ahead with the Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale, with mixed results.

Malva Stovall of Miss Malva’s Antiques said, “We couldn’t put stuff out on the sidewalk because the rain was all the way up to the benches. I can’t complain about the rain. We needed it so desperately, and it is the slow kind that soaks into the ground.”

She said she could not tell a difference in volumes of customers between the sale weekend and regular weekends throughout the year. “We’ve had some people from out of town, but we have tourists here every weekend.”

Karla White of the Cherokee Antique shop thought that the rain might have helped her business. “It brought some customers inside that might have stayed outside if it was sunny. Business has been steady all weekend. Items in the store are from 10 to 50 percent off. We’ve sold quite a few linen things, some vintage clothes, old tools, World War II items, furniture and toys- a little bit of everything. People are interested in a good variety.”

White added that several customers in her shop hailed from other states such as Michigan, California and Colorado.

With word of the Bluegrass Jam’s cancellation, White said, “I was really looking forward to the informal picking, because I like anything that’s informal. It’s a shame that it was cancelled, but I am always glad to see the rain.”

Stone Bland came home to Cadiz over the weekend from Michigan to visit family. She stopped at Loose Treasures Antiques to purchase a pair of BDU-style camouflage pants. “I’m looking for Harley Davidson and Jack Daniels stuff and maybe some motorcycle license plates.”

Maddie Futrell of Cadiz kept Bland company during the shopping trip. She said, “I’m just here to have fun.”

Loose said, “Business has been great, and a lot of people have been having fun even with the rain. We’re not having the Bluegrass Jam, but I’ve still heard some picking. Everyone is in a good mood.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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