Name: Henry Rutledge
Business name: Sanford & Sons thrift store, 5421 Houston Road, Macon, (478) 297-3099.
How long have you been in business?: “About a week. We moved in a month ago.” Rutledge owns the store with his brother Lon. They also own Butcher Boys Meats, 3631 Pio Nono Ave.
What’s your speciality?: “Anything cool or unusual. Like this beaver here,” Henry Rutledge said, pointing to a stuffed beaver on the counter in the back of the packed shop. “We like buying old stuff, cool stuff. It grew and grew and grew and we had to start selling. I said, ‘Let’s sell so we can buy more stuff.’ ’’The brothers had a storage facility, but grew tired of paying rent. “We have 3,000 square feet and as you can see, it’s wall-to-wall with more coming everyday,” Rutledge said of their new Houston Avenue location. “We add inventory everyday.”Rutledge said customers not only can buy and sell at the store, but they can also trade.Some of the items at Sanford & Sons are furniture, DVDs, sports memorabilia, appliances, toys, tools, antiques, clothes, jewelry and dish ware. “Anything you need to decorate your house, we’ve got it,” Rutledge said.
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What are your future plans?: Rutledge said he and his brother are planning to open a second Butcher Boys Meats near the Baconsfield shopping center.