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March 16, 2013

Business Profile: Burns Auction and Thrift moves to Southdale Plaza

Name of business: Burns Auction Gallery and Thrift Store

Location: 827 E. 53rd Street

Owner: Brenda Burns

Opened: Nov. 23, 2012

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday

Employees: none, only friends and family who volunteer

Services: Thrift furniture, clothes and other goods and auctioneering services

In the owners’ words: Brenda Burns is an auction junkie.

“It’s kind of addicting,” said Burns, who owns Burns Auction Gallery and Thrift Store, 827 E. 53rd Street. “You’re always looking for something that you can buy and flip.”

Her husband, Bob Burns, went to auctions as a kid with his dad. When they married, he brought Brenda along.

She was hooked. They bought furniture, knickknacks, dealieboppers and doodads.

“We opened the first store just to get rid of it all,” she said.

That was October 2011, when Bob was laid off from his job in New Castle and they opened Bada Bing Thrift on Broadway.

Then, in November 2012, Brenda Burns moved the store to Southdale Plaza, intent on adding an auction hall in the back.

“We wanted to incorporate both businesses,” she said. “The thrift shop wasn’t making enough on its own, but they (the thrift store upfront and the auction house in back) can supplement each other.”

The thrift store occupies the front of the of the space. A dividing wall separates it from the auction house in back, which opens every Saturday at 6 p.m. So far, it’s been standing room only, she said.

“There’s been a pretty good turnout,” she said. “Anything, whatever they bring, we’ll sell it.”

And she means anything — they’ve sold slot machines, coin sets, guns, furniture and “old antique stuff that reminds you of yesteryear.”

There’s also “weird stuff”, she said, such as dress mannequins, a giant catfish doll and a matching set of large, grinning plush bananas.

“You really see it all,” she said.

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