By Ken Askew
If you’re in the mood to peruse a great eclectic collection of home furniture, furniture accessories, and room accent pieces, then “Twice as Nice” is your next stop. Located in downtown Monongahela, this store has consignments, resale items, and antiques. They also buy gold and silver.
Twice as Nice opened its door on November 18, 2011, in the former Dierken’s Pharmacy location. The store owners are George Hare and Elayne Shanahan; she has 40 years of antiquing and retail experience. Prior to opening the store, Elayne sold similar items on eBay. Their objective is to provide total customer service--the old-fashioned way.
Inventory comes from upscale resale boutique shops in Manhattan, the Fashion Hunters (on the Bravo TV channel), and local sources. Additionally, Mr. Hare’s other occupation as a bridge builder affords him opportunities for interstate purchases. His hobby is refurbishing antique cars and trucks.
Classes are planned in jewelry making and repair, stained glass art, furniture refinishing, and craft making.
Prices for the wide array of treasures range from $.50 to $2K. Gift certificates are available. Acceptable payment methods are cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.