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No hiding it: Hidden Treasures has something for everyone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michele Stegman   
Monday, February 04, 2013 9:41 PM

It’s called Hidden Treasures, but it could have been called A Little Bit of Everything because that’s what downtown Lawrenceburg’s newest store has. Just about everything you could want to give as a gift.

Hidden Treasures, 134 Walnut St., has been providing unique gifts for the community since Nov. 23 when they first opened.

Al Schrand and Lisa Weinmann, co-owners, have done a lot of travelling in their business of selling books and gifts, but decided they wanted to settle down with a store. 

They worked on the idea for two years, said Al, and visited Lawrenceburg several times.

They liked the family atmosphere, he said. “It’s what we lack in the big cities and what a lot of people are looking for. Lawrenceburg is a hidden secret.”

When they saw an opportunity to have a store in Lawrenceburg, they presented their business plan to Lawrenceburg Main Street, Inc. and were given three months rent as part of an incentive program.

Main Street also provided a Grand Opening ribbon cutting, ads on the radio and in the paper, and a lot of promotion as part of downtown Lawrenceburg.

So just what can you unearth at Hidden Treasures? Whether you are looking for women’s accessories or sports memorabilia, you’ll find it at Hidden Treasures.

From scarves--lots of them--to jewelry to homemade soap, lip balm, and body washes, much of the merchandise at Hidden Treasures is hand crafted by local artisans. 

There are locally made soy candles that contain no cancer causing agents and burn clean, and there are dip mixes, salsa, jams and jellies.

For children there are “Hookits.” These handmade, one-of-a-kind coat racks are made in the shape of animals and hang on the wall. And there are unique toys and books. The books are new, but are marked 50 percent off.

Paving stones, cleverly decorated with animals can be used for doorstops or bookends or just decoration.

Sports memorabilia include Shaquille O’Neall’s jersey, and a Cincinnati Reds 2004 uniform shirt with the signatures of the Hall of Fame players.

There are wind chimes, whimsical magnets, handcrafted pens, Ty Beanies, some handmade women’s clothing, and wooden bowls.

“We want to support local artisans,” said Lisa. The shop shows it. Most of the merchandise is locally handmade.

“We are constantly changing our inventory,” said Lisa. “We want to be your local one-stop gift shop. We want to help grow this town, and we already plan to expand.”

Hidden Treasures is open six days a week, Monday noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call the store at 1-812-539-1886 or come in yourself to see what wonderful treasures you can find.