Heirloom Statesboro, a popular antique store in downtown Statesboro, is closing the end of June. The store, which is located at 17 South Main, has been a staple for downtown for over a decade and provided a great place for antique collectors and casual browsers alike to shop in downtown.

Owned by Mitchell O’Barr and Scott Marchbanks, the shop has become known for their unique and rare antique finds along with their very artistic and creative seasonal window displays. What is equally interesting are the stories behind each historical piece in the shop.

Mitchell, who manages the shop, knows the linages on almost every piece in the store. He walked through the crowded store on Tuesday Morning pointing out special pieces and telling his clients where it came from and often a story he has been told relating to the piece.

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This knowledge of history and the community is an artform that many of us in the community appreciated and enjoyed. A walk through the shop, is like a walk back through time in Statesboro, seeing furnishings that tell incredible stories about the grand history of Statesboro.

After taking a little break from the store, Mitchell will continue to accept commissions for restoring and repairing furniture.

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“After almost 11 years in business I have decided to close Heirloom. I would like to thank all my customers for their continued support over the years. This decision comes after 3 months of deliberation on what the nation’s economy was going to do, how high energy prices were going to rise and what I myself wanted to do,” said Mitchell O’Barr. “In the end I decided that I would rather pursue what I really enjoy doing which is furniture repair, restoration and upholstery. All of which I can do from my workshop at home.”

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Storewide Clearance Sale

Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 through Saturday, June 11, 2022 the store will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a storewide clearance sale. Everything in the store will be up to 50% off.

Mitchell will take a week off to attend Miss Georgia and return on Tuesday, June 21st to sale off the remaining inventory.

You can follow their facebook page @heirloom.statesboro for updates.

Grice Connect thanks Mitchell for his service and commitment to downtown for all these years. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...