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Sandusky Street Antiques: An unexpected retirement dream

Welcome to Sandusky Street Antiques. We are David and Jeanne Kessler. Our antique shop is located in the center of the historic district of downtown Delaware, Ohio. We feature 2 floors of quality antiques in a historic building... We pride ourselves in selling genuine antiques in a clean, inviting, well-lit setting. The building where we are located was built in 1869 and was originally a haberdashery. It then began its long history of being a five and dime store, McCrorys, McClellands and lastly Pilsners were located there. The building is a beautiful 3 story brick structure with arched windows. The third floor was originally a ballroom. Most recently it was the meeting place of the Knights of Pythius, which ceased meeting there in 1950. It is hard to imagine all the people who made the trip up the steep stairways to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Today, only the most fit would not see that as a challenge. Sandusky Street Antiques was born in 2007 after Pilsner’s five and dime closed due to the owner’s retirement. To us, the building was an ideal site for antiques and soon became our retirement project. I (Jeanne) left a teaching career due to a diagnosis with a rare disease, Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension and David was also approaching semi-retirement from his consulting firm. We both felt having our own business would be a fun thing to do in retirement and would let us be more involved with the antiques we love. Some people travel and golf in retirement, we buy and sell antiques. Please come and meet us and visit our shop, you are sure to have a good time.