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December 18, 2012

Something for everyone

Consignment superstore thriving in new location

ANDERSON, Ind. — While some area businesses are struggling, a new mom and pop shop outgrew its location in only six months. Sell it Again, Sam, comprised mostly of quality used merchandise and consignments, was birthed in downtown Anderson in February but has already moved to the old McDonald’s Furniture location.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for the last 30 years,” said owner Eva Angelopoulos, known for Eva’s Pancake Houses. “When we first got married, we were poor and these kinds of stores did not exist. We couldn’t get quality things for a low price. The restaurant business is demanding and things just got in the way.”

By allowing vendors to stock sections of the store with their used, antique or crafted items, Sell It Again, Sam is like several shops under the same roof. Vendors were carefully chosen.

“We were very selective,” said Angelopoulos. “We were looking for good quality merchandise. These are not the kind of things you will find at flea markets. Nothing here is mass produced from China. The vendors all complement each other.”

In addition to the vendor booths, a boutique line offered by Angelopoulos includes clothing, jewelry and handbags. With this addition, there really is something for everyone.

The store is at 5541 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Anderson.

“People are really tired of driving to Indianapolis,” said Angelopoulos, who also mentioned that some of her vendors are from Indianapolis and Fishers. “We sell a lot of merchandise. Every day we have a new inventory. I tell people if they fall in love with something, they better buy it because someone else will. We don’t have duplicates or restock items. Most of these things are one of a kind.”

One space offers vintage Coke items from the 50s, another booth features hand-crafted floral arrangements, while another displays creations from wood. Antiques, furniture and oddities stretch through the 20,000 square feet building.

Rather than constructing a new space, Angelopoulos wanted to fill a vacant structure.

“I was looking for a large building already here because we have so many empties,” she said. “I wanted something that was once loved but could be loved again. I came across this one and just knew it was the one.”

A used building seems to be the perfect spot to sell high-quality used items.

“To me it is a very positive thing that she is buying an existing building,” said Sharon Baker, real estate agent for Carpenter. “We don’t want to have another vacant building. She got a wonderful price. Eva has great business sense to bring the public what they need and this is a good shot in the arm for Anderson.”

“The store is awesome,” said Chris, Eva’s husband. “I love it.”

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