John Dillinger (a.k.a. manager Austin Winfield) cuts the ribbon officially opening Abe’s Hidden Treasures. Assisting were (left to right) WCCBC Treasurer Rhonda Ledford, City Council member Ethan Reynolds, City Council member William Lindsey, WCCBC President Brian Macy, City Manager Randy Bridge, WCCBC Vice President Tim Howard and WCCBC Board Member Scott Griffith

A five-year-old business celebrated their second relocation with a Grand Opening on Friday.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate.

Abe’s Hidden Treasures recently relocated to the old bank building at Main and Jefferson Streets.

“We started out buying contents of storage units,” said owner Roy Kegley. “It was just a hobby,” he said.

Kegley is employed by the Troy Lumber Company and lives in Fairborn.

“One day on the way to work, I saw the building at Jefferson and Church Streets and knew that’s where we would open our store,” he said.

Kegley shared the building with a flower shop. When the flower shop closed, he took both sides of the building.

After the closing of Honeycreek Galleries on Main Street, he and his manager, Austin Winfield, moved the store to that location.

In their new location, Abe’s offers a wide variety of furnishings, candles, glassware and sodas.

“Our most popular soda is Buckeye State Scarlet Soda,” said Kegley. “It goes fast. Tecumseh students love it and Tecumseh parents are in nearly every day buying some.”

The heavy rains on Friday put a bit of a damper on the celebrations. The free hotdogs were moved from a tent outside to a room inside the store, and the traditional ribbon cutting by the Western Clark County Business Coalition was held inside the front door, rather than outside.

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