Now that Halloween is over, a seasonal store at the southwest corner of Central and Oliver will be moving out, and the newly named Three Pea Consignment Gallery will be moving in.
“I love that spot,” says Gary Streepy, who owns the business with Kirsten Awe. “It’s just so convenient to everything.”
Their Three Pea: Organize, Stage, Design and Pea Pod Consignment Gallery are now in 4,000 square feet at 1646 E. Second St.
The new space will be about 7,200 square feet. Streepy says he’ll do some remodeling after the Halloween store moves out in a couple of weeks.
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“It’s (in) pretty good shape, actually.”
Streepy handles the staging side of the Three Pea business, and he says he’s looking forward to staging the larger store.
“I like arranging the store to look cool.”
He says having enough merchandise to fill the store won’t be an issue.
“We’ve kind of got a pipeline full of things,” Streepy says of a warehouse with extra consignment items.
“That’s easy. We have so many good customers that have furniture for us. … It’s, like, yes, please get this out of my house.”
Streepy says the intersection – where CVS opened last year on the northeast corner, and QuikTrip is expanding on the northwest corner – is a great location for Three Pea.
“Traffic count’s through the roof. There’s, like, 40,000 cars a day that go by there.”
He says the move should be a benefit to College Hill as well when it opens in early December.
Streepy says consignment sales are popular with shoppers.
“They … like finding these treasures.”
He says there are several consignment shops not far from the intersection, such as Invio Fine Furniture Consignment and Furniture on Consignment.
“It’s kind of a convenient way if you’re going to do some consignment shopping. It’s kind of a neat little consignment world.”