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Wednesday, April 18,2012

New in town

Greenfield Collection Antiques

by Allison M. Berryman

Call it a case of "back by popular demand": The Greenfield Collection Antiques store returns to Old Town Lansing, nearly eight months after closing its doors.

“We came back to Old Town for the people and the atmosphere,” said Dave Polston, co-owner of Greenfield Collection. “The businesses down here are tremendous. It’s a great community to be a part of.”

Despite being a favorite among Old Town residents, Greenfield Collection closed for business in August 2011 so that Polston, along with his partners Mike Polston and Ron Cosson, could pursue other business ventures. However, it wasn’t long before the community of Old Town, including longtime customers and fellow business owners,  felt the void left behind by the antique store.

“We decided to reopen because of the support from our customers and the fact that they missed the store,” Polston said.

On the afternoon of April 14, after receiving what Polston calls an overwhelming amount of support from the Old Town community, the partners opened the Greenfield Collection’s new 1,500 square-foot location.

“We needed a larger store," Polston said. "We wanted something that had a bigger opening, and a good feel for our customers. The design of the new building is larger and has a more open feel to it.  We have sections now, and rooms to put certain items, so the store is more organized and not so cramped.”  

Greenfield Collection’s new location is home to a larger collection of antiques, including furniture, glassware and collectables. Despite minor changes, the antique store still upholds the image that made it an Old Town favorite.

“The outcry of ‘please reopen the store´ was just amazing," Polston said. "We couldn’t say no to this community.”


Greenfield Collection Antiques

117 E. Grand River Ave.

(517) 374-1040

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

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