By Libby Rosequist
Don Bova, owner of the former Bova’s restaurant, recently retired from the food industry but could not stay away from serving the community.
“After 50 years, I wanted to explore my other passion which is collecting and re-selling vintage goods,” Bova said. “I have been a collector of many things my entire life and I think it is time for me to share some of that with the lovely members of our community.”
The North Easterner Boutique & Emporium will take over Bova’s restaurant located at 109 S. Lake St. The shop is slated to open June 24, 2020, depending on state regulations due to COVID-19.
The North Easterner will buy, sell and trade goods and estate buyouts and will include many second hand and seasonal items.
“Most of my items for sale have come from estate sales from all over,” Bova said. “I have a little bit of everything that someone could need for their home or if they are a collector themselves. I also make and paint Christmas houses and other handicrafts that I will have displayed for sale as well.”
Once open, the hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointments can be made if necessary.
“I am so appreciative of all of my customers over the years from Bova’s and their support has allowed me to start a new chapter,” Bova said. “As a thank you, I want them to come into my shop and know if they are in need of anything I will do my best to supply or find it and make sure they are getting the best and lowest price.”
For more information, call 814-572-0284.