New art, antique and craft mall to open in Point Place on June 1Written by Kevin Moore | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning this summer, residents of Point Place will be able to browse a spacious collection of antiques, upcycled goods and local art right in their backyard.
Debbie Speegle and Kellie Schlachter will be opening their latest venture — Lighthouse Landing Art, Antique and Craft Mall — on June 1.
The two women met in 2013 and soon found common ground for a business partnership. Speegle manages Little Bit Unlimited, a resale shop in Point Place, and Schlachter owns Mother and Daughter Vintage Treasures, an antique store also located in Point Place, which she runs with her daughter. The businesswomen became acquainted through their participation the Point Place Business Association and soon joined forces to form DK Treasures LLC, which will operate Lighthouse Landing.
“I always used to go to antique malls with my mom,” Schlachter said. “It’s something I also share with my own daughter. We were looking for some items to upcycle when we visited Debbie’s store. I learned Debbie had a lot of the same interests, and we developed our vision of a large venture that is pretty unique to our areas.”
The space Lighthouse Landing will occupy is about 13,500 square feet, and it will house as many as 250 vendors from different specialties. Visitors to Lighthouse Landing will walk through the gift boutique-styled space to peruse vintage antiques, wall gallery space for artists, independent crafts, a coffee shop, an eatery serving sandwiches and baked goods known as Kathy’s Confections, and even a farmers’ market. There will also be space for a banquet hall.
“There isn’t really anything like this in the area,” Schlachter said. “There are some craft malls in Michigan and some antique stores and art galleries in Toledo, but nothing brings together all three in one place. Our goal is to fill up with vendors and bring a lot of people to Point Place. We really want to make Point Place a destination for people from Ohio, Michigan and even Indiana. Our motto is ‘Point Place, the best place anyplace.’ If we can make Point Place a great destination in the area, we can keep people shopping local. We have the lake right here, and with grants they’re opening a kayak launch and new trail at Cullen Park. We want to be a place where people from all around come to relax, eat, enjoy and have fun on the water.”
One notable addition to the Lighthouse Landing collection of vendors will be local nature photographer Dwayne McKinney. Speegle and Schlachter are still looking for artists, crafters and antique dealers who would be interested in renting space at Lighthouse Landing.
The Grand Opening for Lighthouse Landing will be 9:45 a.m. June 1. The event will feature a wood-turning demonstration from Great Lakes Art and live entertainment from the band Lesle from noon to 4 p.m.
Lighthouse Landing is located at 4441 N. Summit St. The shop will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and closed on Mondays. Kathy’s Confections will be open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The farmers’ market, which will run from June 5 to Oct. 30, will be open on 4-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, visit Lighthouse Landing Art, Antiques and Craft Mall on Facebook or contact DKTreasures@bex.net.