Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Fulton couple is hoping their business venture can successfully make the transition from online to a brick and mortar store.
For Ellie’s Attic owners Stacy and Bob Miller, opening their resale shop on Court Street Monday was the culmination of their dream to be independent entrepreneurs.
“We’ve been selling for a while online, but we’re just looking forward to the idea of having a real business,” Bob Miller said, noting that both of them had wanted to own their own business. “It was exciting to get some of this out of the house.”
Stacy Miller said Ellie’s Attic — named for their young daughter — got its start in part when she lost her full-time job in July due to budget cuts.
“We buy and sell storage units, and my husband and I have been selling online on eBay and Craig’s List,” she said. “We wanted to be downtown for the store front.”
Miller said the store will feature a variety of new and used furniture as well as collectibles, toys from the 1980s and decorative items, much of it purchased at estate sales and auctions.