Antique store at mall closes its doors

Ruth Pare packs away antiques as she closes down her antique store in Haney Place Mall on Saturday.

Ruth Pare packs away antiques as she closes down her antique store in Haney Place Mall on Saturday.

The Safeway-sized antique store closed its doors last week and it’s not coming back.

Ruth Pare, owner of Haney Marketplace and Antique Mall that occupied the former site of the grocery store in Haney Place Mall, has no plans to reopen elsewhere after running the business for eight years.

She has to be out of the space in two weeks so renovations can begin for the new Thriftys Foods store.

Most of the goods in the store were sold on consignment and most of the owners have been notified to pick up their goods.

The antique marketplace has become a favourite of movie producers who use the pieces on set. Supernatural, Twilight, Fringe and Suckerpunch are some of the productions that bought from the marketplace.

Pare said one of the weirdest items the store took in over the years was a blood purifier from the 1800s.

“It was a machine with all types of dials. That was probably the coolest thing.”

A colleague is opening an antique store on Kingston Street in Maple Meadows Business Park, she said.

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