Popular antique store's downtown location to close...for now
February 24, 2018 07:37 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Like the pages in an old photo album, each item at Gertrude Zachary – every plate, sculpture and piece of art – tells a story.
The unique history of the articles found at the store is what makes it a household gem in the community.
“It's like a separate world to come here and find treasures from the past,” said Autumn Riddle, an Albuquerque resident.
Just like these treasures, Gertrude Zachary has a deep history in Albuquerque spanning from the early '70s.
“We don’t like to change,” Riddle said. “It’s something we care about, so we hate to see that change.”
The store announced the closure of its Downtown location, at least for a little while. After one final day of sales on Sunday, what's left of the antiques will be moved to the Nob Hill location.
“We're going to repurpose this building that she’s had antiques (in) for so long,” said Trevor Hatchell, Gertrude's son-in-law and co-owner of the store.
But just like the beautiful, well-known castle next door, Hatchell is keeping those new plans behind a locked gate – a little mystery to end the Gertrude Zachery Antiques chapter.
"It's going to be something that New Mexico and Albuquerque is going to love because it’s going to incorporate the castle and this building,” he said.
An announcement on those new plans will come in the next few months.
Updated: February 24, 2018 07:37 PM
Created: February 24, 2018 05:00 PM
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