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Treasures found as owner of Kidz Kaboodle expands business

One-stop shopping trips can be convenient, especially when you can buy a pearl necklace, a dresser, a night gown, and cereal bowls at one store. No, this isn’t Walmart. It’s the new Vendor’s Treasures, recently opened in Erwin.
The store, owned by Peggy Hankla, is an extension of Kidz Kaboodle, 1106 Jackson-Love Highway. After several inquiries to sell consignment items, Hankla expanded her business to include vendor booths and named that portion of the business Vendor’s Treasures.
“I didn’t want to do consignment,” said Hankla, who took over Kidz Kaboodle in February. “I rent the space to vendors. They put the stuff in and price it, then I sell it.”
The new store, featuring used items from local sellers, has space for 18 vendors. Hankla, who has lived and owned businesses in Unicoi County her whole life, said all but two spaces are rented. The vendors keep their spaces organized and filled. Hankla collects the money for the items and turns it over to the vendors.
“It has been busy since we have such a variety,” Hankla said.
The variety of items available includes anything from clothes and furniture to collectibles and antiques. Jewelry, dishes, lamps and knick-knacks are among the selection. Hankla said vendors can sell anything at all.
“You just have to look around and see what you can find,” Hankla said of the store’s inventory.
Vendor’s Treasures is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. For more information, call Hankla at 743-7800.