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Roscoe store expands to downtown

| July 5, 2013
Pictured is Doug Johnston who recently opened a new business downtown with his wife Jane. The couple own Shaker House Antiques in Roscoe Village and The Vault 416 on Main, located at 416 Main St. Beacon photo By Josie Sellers

Pictured is Doug Johnston who recently opened a new business downtown with his wife Jane. The couple own Shaker House Antiques in Roscoe Village and The Vault 416 on Main, located at 416 Main St. Beacon photo By Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Doug and Jane Johnston believe in downtown.

“People say there is nothing here, but that won’t change until someone goes downtown and gives it a shot,” Doug said.

The couple own Shaker House Antiques in Roscoe Village, but they also want to see people shopping on Main Street.

“There will be people that will only come to town to shop in Roscoe and others who will only come for downtown,” Doug said. “We want to see them cross the bridge and there are other shop owners in Roscoe who want to see both sides of town flourish.”

John Larson from The Warehouse Steak n’ Stein showed his faith by opening Oscar Rose Steak & Seafood and the Johnstons are showing theirs with the opening of The Vault 416 on Main.

“We were running out of room in Roscoe and we’ve almost already outgrown this space,” Doug said.

The Vault opened at the beginning of June and Doug said sales have been going well so far.

“We have primitive to nice fine antiques,” Doug said. “We also have more artwork at this store because we have more wall space.”

The items in the store also are locally purchased.

“We only go to two or three counties for auctions and we also have Coshocton-made items,” Doug said. “People who come to Roscoe and want to leave with a local antique to take home will find that in our stores.”

The store also does wish lists, layaway if a deposit is put down and consignment with a 30 percent commission when items are sold.

“If you let us know what you are looking for we will be happy to give you a call if we find it,” Doug said.

He also will help you do his best to find out what your personal antiques might be worth.

“I’m not a certified appraiser, but I’ll be happy to take a look at something and give you a ballpark figure,” he said.

The Vault is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and if you can’t find what you are looking for there, you can travel to Roscoe and Shaker House Antiques from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

“We just hope people continue to come and see what we have to offer,” Doug said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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