New Vendor Biography – #610 Chris & JoAnn Immele

Chris & JoAnn became vendors #610 at our mall on August 15, 2016.  Their space can be found on the 3rd floor, South/East Side of the building.

They are pretty eclectic in their items, but you will find baskets, depression glass, 1940’s & 1950’s glassware & dishes along with furniture pieces from days gone by.

They have been collecting for many years and their plan has always been to place some of collections in a venue such as River Market Antiques.

Chris is in sales at Molle Toyota and JoAnn is an administrative assistant for Avila University’s Athletic Department.

Chris plays around Kansas City in a band named The Old Crows, which specializes in Soulful Blues, R& Music and Rockabilly.  He is also a member of the KC Cabaret Club which performs at the Gaslight Bar & Grill in Leawood KS.

Jo Ann serves as Vice-Chairman for Grandview Missouri’s Historic Preservation Commission and was the key leadership in establishing the city’s first National Registry Historic Residential District.

Together they are avid Kansas City Royals fans and attend at least 20 games a season.

Stop and see what they bring to the mall with their visions on your next visit!

 

#101 Jeff Faustlin – New Dealer Biography

Hello, My name is Jeff Faustlin and I am a new vendor at River Market Antiques.  My vendor # is 101 and you can find me in the SE Corner of the 3rd Floor.

Aside from making money, I got into this business because of my early initiation into dumpster diving behind a toy store.

I’m a repair guy for a small group of residential and light commercial clients.

I keep a sweat lodge and enjoy using it.

 

Dealer Biography #821 Linda Staten

#821 Linda Staten joined River Market Antique’s family of vendors on May 1, 2016

Her business name is “True Story” and her fabulous space can be found on the 3rd floor, South East Corner.

We asked her what she specialized in and her answer was:  I don’t specialize and I’m definitely not an expert.  I research a lot, though.  I choose objects that catch my eye or intrigue me and I prefer things that are more functional rather than ornamental.  I really like objects that have a back story of some kind, or that lend themselves to an imaginary backstory.

We like to know what gets people into the business and her story was: My mom took me with her to flea markets when I was little and I loved looking at the old things.  My sister also used to do antique shows.  What really appealed to me was the storytelling element.  Every object has a story and the older the object the more stories it has.  When you buy an antique or collectible, you become part of it’s story, and it becomes part of yours.  It’s all very pre-IKEA.

We found out that Linda’s “other” occupation is being a professional writer for 31 years and now she freelances.  She also works part time in education at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.

Her hobbies include reading, going to auctions, Asian Culture (especially K-pop music and dramas and Chinese Rock & Roll).  She’s also a NetFlix Binger!