Ken Mar to host grand reopening


Store closed since January flooding

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s largest antique store will officially reopen its doors this weekend after a flood left the business with extensive damage. Ken Mar Antiques, 322 N. Main St., has been closed since late January, when a large water main coming into the upper floor of the building ruptured and flooded all the floors before the water source could be turned off.

The antique store has been open since 2009 and is owned by Chuck McGlaughlin and Debbie McKenna. For the last several weeks, the building has undergone significant rehabilitation.

“We really appreciate the professional way that our landlord, Midwest Properties, has handled this situation,” McGlaughlin said. “They knew exactly who to call to help with the clean up and their professional crew from Midwest Maintenance took care of completely replacing the floor in the basement.”

The store also has new carpet on the main floor and soon will be getting new vinyl in the main entrance.

Ken Mar Antiques features 28 different vendors offering antique furniture, housewares, collectibles, décor, coins, jewelry, glassware and lots of old Piqua memorabilia. Visitors to the store will also find old record albums, kitchen appliances, old promotional items and antique and vintage seasonal decorations from several era’s.

“It has been a rough several weeks,” McGlaughlin said. “But we have been overwhelmed with the number of phone calls, emails and Facebook messages we have received. We have a lot of regular customers who have missed coming into the store and we are very excited to be able to reopen the doors and see everyone.”

Ken Mar Antiques is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (937) 778-1990.

Store closed since January flooding