What started out as a personal hobby for Michael and Janet Hartz has now turned into a new business in White Hall. Hartz Honey Hole is an antique and gift store that held its grand opening recently.
The couple began buying antique and unique pieces from auctions and estate sales. After spending some time renting booths to sell their items, they decided to open their own store.
With genuine enthusiasm, Michael said, “We go to auctions all over the state. Finding unique things that you just don’t see every day, well that’s what drives us. We are going to find something at each auction that is truly amazing.”
Janet said, “We love unique things. Sometimes at estate sales we find things that are treasures from all over the world.”
The Hartz’s daughter Jessica Paxton was there to help kick off the first day at the Honey Hole. Paxton said, “You should see them at the auctions. It’s like a kid in a candy store. They are just giddy when they win something.”
Janet talked about the inspiration for the store’s name and look. “The pure honey that we have for sale was one of the first buys that we made for the store,” Janet said. Patrons can purchase jars of pure honey that is collected in Altheimer.
Honey is not all that they have to offer. The repurposed home has rooms filled with antique furniture, artworks and decorator items.
The Hartz’s love for “treasure hunting” is sure to make new items available regularly.
The store, which is located at 7206 Dollarway Road, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 5:30.