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CuriOddities opens in Gallatin

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CuriOddities owner Charity Gordon opened the Gallatin store in May, offers a collection of antiques, art and oddities. JOSH NELSON

From the antique World War II wheelchair that sits in the front window to a handmade coffin couch that sits along the back wall, Gallatin's newest store specializes in the uncommon.

CuriOddities, located at 153 Witherspoon Ave., opened in March and offers a variety of antiques, art and oddities.

"I've always wanted to bring something different to Gallatin," owner Charity Gordon said. "I want (the store) to appeal not just to the younger generation but I want it to appeal to the older generation as well. There is nothing to be afraid of."

In addition to offering a selection of antique furniture, glassware, comic books and other artwork, the store also has a collection of homemade items that include candles, jewelry and paintings. Some of the most eye-catching pieces range from an articulated animal skeleton to wet specimen and even a goat skull with gem eyes.

No animals were killed in order to make the artwork, said Gordon, who added the store's antique collection comes mostly from estate sales, yard sales and auctions. New items are added weekly.

"One of the awesome things about this business is the product is constantly changing," said James Rollin, who owns Addiction Ink and has some of his own artwork for sale in the store. "There is always new stuff coming in."

A ribbon cutting at CuriOddities is planned for Monday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Gallatin resident and customer Kristen Gore said the store's unique offering is what appeals to her.

"I go to a lot of antique stores, and here there are antiques that are classy, but there is a lot of funky stuff too," she said. "I like that, and the prices are amazing too."

While some people may "get the wrong vibe" when they come into CuriOddities for the first time, Gordon said she wants customers to feel like they're family when they visit.

"This is a kid friendly place," Gordon said. "They don't have to buy something. They can come in here and just feel relaxed and take an hour or two to look around.

"I want Nashville and Hendersonville to come here and I just want to grow with Gallatin."

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