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Antique store leases vacant Erday's building

Published: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 6:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 8:33 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – The building that housed the former Erday's Men's Clothing store, at 10 N. Third St. in Geneva, was leased by America's Treasures. It is expected to open by November.

Dagmar McGowan, America's Treasures co-owner with her husband, Harold, said they lost their lease at their location, 34 S. Bennett St., Geneva, because the building was sold.

"Thank God Erday's retired so we have a place to go to," McGowan said. "It's really the only thing in Geneva big enough. Our store is 5,000 square feet, and Erday's is 5,800 square feet and gave us a price we could afford."

McGowan said the store has a sale of 10 percent to 50 percent off because they have to be out by Nov. 9.

"When we'll open depends on how fast we can get a city move-in permit," McGowan said.

America's Treasures has been at its Bennett Street location for about 18 months. It features antique furniture, jewelry and chandeliers, she said.

The Erday family had a men's clothing store in downtown Geneva since 1925. Their building at 301 W. State St. recently was leased by Perlman's Fine Jewelry. The Erday store at 10 N. Third St. closed earlier this year.

Coleman Land Company of St. Charles represented Erdays in negotiating the lease with America's Treasures.

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