Antique store sold for use as law office
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Owners Becky and Doug Carman have sold The Junkers, located at 144 W. 5th Street, to Joel Burke. He plans to open a law office on the property.
The Junkers was in business for 13 years, with inventory owners Becky Carman and Peggy Smith, as well as consigners, selling antiques.
Becky Carman said their inventory will be put in storage for now, with an auction after the first of 2011.
Consigners were to have their inventory removed by this week.
The iron products in front of the store, plus the shelving, will be sold by Becky Carman and Smith, by the first part of June.
Burke takes possession June 7, and said he’s shooting for the first part of July to open his office.
He had an office on Broadway, but relocated to his home last year.
Burke has been practicing law in Imperial since 1986.