Two-day sale set at fairgrounds
opshop Antiques, damaged by fire in July, will not be reopening in downtown Platte City.
Owner Larry Newman, owner of the business, has decided to retire from the antique business, according to a flyer advertising a sale of Hopshop Antiques inventory.
Antiques will be sold at a two-day auction scheduled for next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 at the Platte County Fairgrounds in Tracy. The sale will be conducted at the Platte Purchase Building on the fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. both days.
Newman’s 25-year collection of antiques will be sold at the event, according to the flyer distributed by Hiatt Auction Service of Weston.
An ad promoting the sale can be found in this edition of The Landmark. Additional information and items can be found online at hiattauctionservice.com or on the Hiatt Auction Service Facebook page.
The Hopshop Antiques store located at 309-313 Main Street in downtown Platte City was hit by fire on the afternoon of July 9.
Newman was out of town at the time of the fire, which was called in at 3 p.m.
The store was open for business on the day of the fire. Sgt. Mike Mand with the Platte City Police Department said an employee had left the shop for food and upon arriving back observed a fire on the east wall of the store.
“That employee was transported to the hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation,” Mand said.
Mand was one of the first to respond after the fire call came into the dispatch at the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.
“Prior to my arrival, the employee and officers/chief from the Ferrelview Police Department, who were eating at Las Cabanas (a Mexican restaurant that at the time was open a couple of businesses down from the antique store) assisted in attempting to extinguish the fire. Las Cabanas and Cohen’s Art and Framing, located next door to the antique store, provided extinguishers to them,” Mand explained.
Mand said when he arrived he assisted with his fire extinguisher until the Central Platte Fire Department arrived on scene and fully extinguished the blaze.
Brett Lemons, deputy fire chief for Central Platte Fire District, said the cause of the fire was classified as “undetermined.” Lemons said the damage caused by the fire was estimated at $8,000 to $10,000.