LookInTheAttic expands into new facility, plans to hire 8

LookInTheAttic is expanding its business into a new facility in Romulus and redeveloping its downtown Ypsilanti base into a design center for its growing business.

The 15-year-old company specializes in selling antique reproduction hardware and housewares. It also owns and operates Silver & Gold, an online jewelry store. It sells all of its products both at its downtown Ypsilanti storefront and online.

"Both of them are expanding," says John Coleman, CEO of LookInTheAttic. "I am amazed at how fast both are expanding."

This has allowed LookInTheAttic to hire four people over the last year, expanding its staff to 14 people and the occasional intern. It is also in the process of hiring eight new sales people.

The growth has also prompted the company to expand to a new 13,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Romulus. The downtown Ypsilanti space is being renovated into a design center for its home products.

"Basically, we're out of space," Coleman says. "We couldn't have any more products and we're trying to do develop a complete line of home solutions."

Source: John Coleman, CEO of LookInTheAttic
Writer: Jon Zemke

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