New business opens in downtown Eldon

Junk'e in the Trunk opened in Eldon just over a month ago.

A new business has opened its doors in downtown Eldon.

Debi Erwine opened the Junk'e in the Trunk antique store a little over a month ago on Elm Street just across the road from Eldon City Hall. The store is one of the first new businesses the small community has seen in a while.

"The support from the community has been great so far, I've had great support from our mayor, Shirley Stacey," Erwine said. "We're trying to get more businesses in Eldon."

Erwine sells old treasures she's collected, antiques she finds at estate sales and other items that pickers find from across the country.

"Basically, it's to cater to the community and folks coming by to see the Gothic House and the opera house and the depot, things like that," Erwine said. "I mainly have refurbished furniture, some crafts, antiques and collectibles, things like that."

The inside painting and design of the store was done by Sue Mooney and Erwine said it has already picked up some repeat customers.

Junk'e in the Trunk is open Wednesday-Friday 10-4 and Saturdays 10-1. Erwine will be holding a grand opening Saturday, October 12 and encourages anyone passing through town to stop by. You can contact Junk'e in the Trunk at 641-799-9930.