Bizline: The Brocanteur |

Bizline: The Brocanteur

Summit Daily/Kristin Skvorc

Q: What type of business do you operate, what do you sell, or what service do you provide?A: The Brocanteur is an antique, art and home decor shop, offering rare, unique and authentic American, European and Oriental antique furniture, art, sculpture, pottery, porcelain, fabrics, hand-made rugs and architectural items. My wife, Linda Theis, will be displaying her ikebana (flower arrangement) creations around the shop.Q: What experience do you have in this field?A: Twenty years as an avocation – and the past 10 years as my primary vocation.

Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?A: We offer one-of-a-kind authentic items that can complement most any decor. We do not sell reproductions, only quality items of all sorts for the discerning buyer. Our motto: “Tasteful in small things … tasteful in all things.”Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?A: Anyone interested in uniqueness and quality – either as a gift or for their own pleasure.

Q: Why did you choose to open where you did?A: It is in ideal space for my shop … open, interesting and welcoming.Q: What are your expectations for your company’s future?A: I expect to continue my travels to various foreign countries in search of new inventory to provide to my Summit County customers, and visitors from Vail, Aspen, Metro Denver and parts unknown. Collectors and antique dealers are especially welcome.

Name of business: The BrocanteurName of owner(s): Tim TheisAddress of business: 557 Blue River Pkwy (Hwy. 9) SilverthorneTelephone number: (970) 262-3854Date business opened: December 2005

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