Dark Horse Antique Market opens in Tryon

Published 10:00 pm Sunday, April 20, 2014


Dark Horse Antique Market held its Grand Opening April 12. Located North on 176 near Open Road Coffee House, Tryon resident, owner, Wendi Coddington has opened a unique antique shop.
Flowers greet you at the front door of this quaint, one-level building, which opens into a well planned market filled with an array of merchandise from retro, arts & crafts, fishing lures, locally made items and one of a kind antiques.
An established antique dealer Coddington has brought many successful dealers to the Dark Horse Antique Market.  Twenty-four antique dealers from Asheville, N.C., Hendersonville, N.C., Taylors, S.C., Inman, S.C. and Tryon have supported Coddington in bringing a fresh, ever changing look to area antiquing.
Coddington is a very talented artist and retail merchandiser.  She attended Western Carolina University where she received a degree in art. Her retail background is extensive. She workied for Kohl’s, was store manager at Ross and owned a business on the Cherokee Reservation, N.C. called Squash Blossom.
Gary Coddington, Wendi’s supportive husband says, “I’ve had a life long interest in antiquing, since I was a kid going out and about with my parents and brother.”  Gary is an avid collector of fishing gear and is very knowledgeable about fishing lures. He can be found at Dark Horse Antique Market on weekends, where he is ready to chat about fishing lures.
“In the weeks I’ve been open my customers have shared positive comments, I have repeat customers and a waiting list to rent space,” says Wendi Coddington.
Dark Horse Antique Market is open Monday-Wenesday, Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5p.m., Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information call Wendi Coddington at 828-859-5634.

– article submitted
by Anne Regan

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