polo sleepwear Grandma Loretta’s Attic now open for business
Pataskala held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony at Grandma Loretta’s Attic in Summit Station. King, Grandma Loretta’s owner Loretta Wood and Mayor Mike Compton cut the ribbon.(Photo: Chad Klimack/The Standard)Buy PhotoLook to your right and you might see board games andclothes. Look to your left and it might be artwork, kitchenware, electronics items, antiques or something else.
In short, Wood tries to set out something for everyone.
“It’s just like a large yard sale,” Wood said. “That’s my slogan, a never ending yard sale or garage sale.”
Wood recently opened the store at6380 Summit Road.
It stands just north of Broad Street in a space that has housed a host of different businesses over the decades.
Wood jumped at the opportunity to set up a business of her own in the space.
That is because she used to frequent a store that called it home when she attended nearby Licking Heights High School,
which is now Licking Heights Central Middle School.
“This is like an old home to me,” she said. “I couldn’t believe I got it. When I was going to school (down the street), I’d come here and buy ice cream and chips.”
She got the idea for opening a secondhand store while working the yard sales at Full Armor of God Baptist Church. She also participated each year in the Historic National Road Yard Sale.
“Literally, for five years I have prayed to God to get me a place I could afford,” she said.
When the space at 6380 Summit Road opened, Wood jumped at the opportunity to place a store of her own inside it.
As for the name, Grandma Loretta’s Attic, she said she selected it as a reference to her granddaughter. on Saturday.