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Introducing Tom! You may have seen his smiling facing around the store, always ready to help. Tom started with us back in June and brings a unique skill set developed through many years working in home décor. Next time you’re in the store say hello and he can help you find the perfect new pieces to help your home shine.

 

Where are you from?
Columbus, Ohio! I love it here. 

 

Where did you work prior to Grandview Mercantile?
I owned my own antiques and home décor store in German Village and Short North for 12 years. 

 

What are some fun facts about yourself?
I play the piano. I used to be a teacher for 6 years. I taught High School math and English. Also I grew up on a farm.

 

What is your favorite part of working at Grandview Mercantile?
Seeing all the new things that come in. We get in so many strange and unique pieces that make it never a dull moment at work. 

 

What are some fun projects you’ve worked on since joining the Mercantile?
I helped a couple who just bought an unusual condo that had a very interesting floor plan. They needed some very tall pieces to go on the big tall walls and we stacked great pieces with a painting they loved. 

 

If you could buy anything in the store right now, what would it be?
I love the burled French Wardrobe from the 1800’s. There are lots of things I love but that’s my favorite.