Bizline: Pickers Paradise

Published 5:18 pm Sunday, August 19, 2012

Leader photo/KATIE ROHMAN Pickers Paradise staff, from left: Mellonie Gruda, clerk and consigner; Don Hunter, dealer and second dealer to sign contract with Pickers 20 years ago; Tracy Lisenko, clerk; Tom Branthaver, dealer and clerk; Joe Solfronk, dealer and “train man;” and Cindy Pressnall, clerk and consigner.

Name of business: Pickers Paradise and Michiana Party Hall

Name of manager: Marilyn Emmons

Address of business: 2809 U.S. 33-M-51 South

Date business opened: 30 years ago

What type of business do you operate — what you sell, services provided? Antiques, memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, Victorian era. We also cater weddings and parties.

What sets your business apart from similar ventures? We have an excellent, helpful staff and great dealers who are all like family.

What customers do you reach? Young and old

How does the future look? Promising. We are getting new dealers every day and customers increase daily.

Telephone number: (269) 683-6644

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily