New store in Middleport features ‘everything Christmas’
MIDDLEPORT – Brenda Dunn loves Christmas, so when she closed the scrap yard she had run across the street, it was an easy decision to open a Christmas store.
“I wanted to try something new,” Dunn said.
With help from her daughter, Valerie Vercruysse of Lyndonville, Dunn opened the Christmas Treasure Box in October, in a building across from the scarp yard which used to house a garage and auto parts store.
The store boasts “everything Christmas,” Dunn said.
From life-size Santas and snowmen to figurines, ceramics, lighted canvases, angels, penguins, moose, giant snowglobes, reindeer and garland, the Christmas Treasure Box is filled with holiday decorations.
“And we’re getting more all the time,” Dunn said.
Vercruysse makes wreaths on the walls, as well as themed gift baskets. They also sell Yankee candles and items made by local crafters, such as crocheted potholders and woodcrafts.
Many items are one of a kind, Dunn said.
They will also have gift wrapping.
The Christmas Treasure Box is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Jan. 4. It is a short drive from Medina, just over the Orleans County line.
Dunn plans to tweak things for next year, with longer hours, when they open for the season in October.