A new antique co-op opened its doors Wednesday evening giving downtown Mullica Hill shoppers one more stop on the northern end of Main Street.
Kings Court is an expansion of Kings Row Antiques, one of the oldest antique stores on Main Street, which Rocco and Colleen Doto have owned for close to a decade.
“We jumped at the opportunity,” Rocco Doto said. “It’s about 3,000 square feet plus the carriage house out back.”
The three story, antique home has been renovated to accept and host a separate vendor in each room, with each specializing in a different type of antiques from old kitchen gadgets to vintage clothing.
“A so-op is different from a shop because you can appeal to all different tastes,” Doto said. “We have all these dealers offering different things.”
Out back, in what was the carriage house, architectural antiques such as windows and doors will be sold.
This is the tenth antique shop to open on Main Street, which adds to Mullica Hill’s status as a destination for antique shoppers.
“It’s with pride and exhilaration that we’re here tonight.” Mayor Lou Manzo said as he helped the Dotos cut the ribbon on their new location. “The idea was to expand and create a kind of antique campus and obviously we’re very much behind it.”
On the second floor Michelle Orsini has a room decorated with all types of small antiques and she looks forward to the shoppers coming in and perusing the entire complex.
An estate sale regular, she has been buying and selling antiques for years, but this is her first full-time space to do so.
“I always loved it. I love things. I love treasure,” she said. “It’s the thrill. And to be part of Mullica Hill with its history, it just feels like home.”
The third floor of the new location is still open for vendors and a sign in front of the store asks interested people to contact Rocco or Colleen at 856-415-1215.