In the Attic Too is about to kick off its next evolution.
The antique shop, which features beautifully refinished vintage furniture and other household items, will soon be moving to a new location at the NoFo Center on Main Road in Mattituck.
In the Attic Too has moved several times, from its original spot in Speonk to a store in Laurel and Jamesport and then to Peconic last year. Co-owner Heather Ganguzza is spearheading the move, which she said makes sense financially for the long-time family business that her parents, Dan and Sue McAllister, started after Mr. McAllister retired from the Southampton Town police in 2006.
While the Peconic store also had a salvage yard visitors could peruse, the Mattituck location will be purely a retail space.
“Some people are disappointed, because that is a lot of fun to experience,” Ganguzza said. “We’re bummed out about it too, but at the end of the day, to run Peconic as a family business with just family … there’s like four-and-a-half of us, so we’re looking forward to this being more manageable.”
But the new location won’t be a diminished experience for fans of the custom, reclaimed furniture that has made In the Attic Too so beloved. Ganguzza explained that her father is going to be working on creative builds that will be available for customers to walk in and purchase.
“The feedback we’ve gotten is, ‘It would be so nice to walk in and grab one of your locally reclaimed benches instead of placing a custom order,’” said Ganguzza.
The store will also continue to sell locally sourced soaps and candles made by Ganguzza’s mother, and Ganguzza is planning to sell other handmade items from local artisans.
Customers will immediately notice Ganguzza’s touch in the store, including her preferred color palette of “greens and blues with a gray overtone,” she said. One wall is already adorned with a green wallpaper with a quirky pattern.
The store is the latest development at the NoFo Center, which includes the recently relocated Basso tapas and fine food store. Ganguzza is very happy to be next door to another local, interesting business.
“I had never been to Basso in Greenport and when we first came and looked at their space I thought, ‘Oh my god! We’re like sister and brother!’ It’s nice to have neighbors,” she said.
Ganguzza and her family are in the thick of construction and hope to open by the end of November. Visit In the Attic Too on Instagram @intheattictoo.