Customers enjoyed one last perusal of the antiques at Old Bridgeport School Antiques this weekend.
It’s been closed, but owner Cindy Gipson decided she’d try one final sale, including items from the old school, like chairs and tables, fire extinguishers, appliances and several antiques.
“We hope it’s the last hurrah – the grand finale,” said Gipson, who also owns an antique shop in Glendale.
She’ll take everything she can’t sell to her Glendale shop, which will remain open.
Several customers, glad to see Old Bridgeport School Antiques open again, looked through the items and wished Gipson and her family good luck.
Tim Farmer of Frankfort, who said he’s sad to see the shop go, had his eyes on an old Loop the Loop pinball machine Friday.
“My wife will shoot me if I get it, but …”
Gipson said she’d knock the price down to $300, and her husband, Leroy, explained the 1950s pinball machine to Farmer.
“When we were dating, this was the thing,” said Cindy Gipson, who married Leroy in 1971.
The Gipsons know the stories behind many of the items they sell and say it’s half the fun of the antique business.