Brittney Besaw at her new business in Plattsburgh, ABC and R’s Showcase, located at 28 Oak Street.
Photo by Stephen Bartlett.
Plattsburgh A train set rests in the corner waiting to be played with.
A small red guitar leans against the wall, begging to be strummed.
On a shelf sits a blue glass collection, calling out for a home to decorate.
“We have a little bit of everything here,” said Brittney Besaw, owner and operator of ABC and R’s Showcase.
The new business is located at 28 Oak Street in the City of Plattsburgh. It is open Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“This is the first time I ever owned a business,” said Besaw. “My parents and I had always talked about it and they helped me invest to start me off.”
She’s held a lot of jobs but always longed to do her own thing.
“My step dad does a lot with ebay, and we do ebay on consignment.”
She grew up watching her step-father buy and sell products, and eventually began to find value in items she never thought were worth anything.
At first, she was nervous to open the doors of ABC and R’s showcase, but after the first day she loosened up, and now it almost seems like an old hat.
“You get to know what you are doing quickly.”
The cozy shop sells an array of items, including, but not limited to movies, antiques, home decorations, jewelry, art, toys and radios.
“The prices are low, and there are new and used items,” Besaw said.
Opening up and running the shop has been time consuming to say the least.
“It takes a lot of thought,” Besaw said. “You have to have inventory and a place to attract customers.”
At first, she was unsure where to locate. Besaw scouted several locations and determined 28 Oak Street would work well.