Crow's Nest to close after 10 years

By Mandy Mahan

The Crow’s Nest Antique Mall located in Downtown Wabash is closing its doors after more than 10 years.

The store was opened on June 1, 2010 by co-owners and husband and wife Melanie and Tom Boyll.

Melanie is originally from Wabash while Tom hails from Peru. Both of them worked full time jobs, him at Chrysler and her at Ford Meter Box, they decided to give their dreams a shot.

“I’ve always wanted to do antiques and he always loved coins, so it was a good mix,” said Melanie.

Although they are sad to say goodbye to this chapter in their lives, they are excited to move onto retirement and to spend more time with their grandkids and also spend time traveling.

“This is a bittersweet moment for us,” Melanie tole The Paper of Wabash County. “We have met so many neat people and made a lot of friends throughout the years. It’s gonna be hard to close but it’s time to move on.”

The building has been sold to Wooden Ivy Boutique and Floral, owned by Christina Faine with the floral operations run by florist Marissa Wilson.

Wilson said that they have “a lot of surprises” coming to the new store front, but that they are not ready to share all of their plans. They did however share that they will be adding a mens line and Wabash Wicks, a local candle company will be adding merchandise to the store.

Wooden Ivy originally opened in their current location on Nov. 2, 2018.

Faine shared that the store will continue to have and sell antiques.

“We won’t have booths, but it will be mixed in.”

The Crow’s Nest Antique Malls last day open to customers will be Oct. 18, and Wooden Ivy hopes to open the doors to the new location on Nov. 7, during Downtown Wabash First Friday festivities.

The Crow’s Nest is currently offering 15 percent off and Melanie encourages customers to come in and make the purchases they have been thinking about.

“We would rather sell to our customers than just auction things off,” she said.

Crow’s Nest is located at 12 W. Market St., and Wooden Ivy is still currently located at 36 W. Canal St. 

Posted on 2020 Sep 15