Ellsworth American Photo by Jacqueline Weaver

Old Tuttle Store Now Antiques Shop

Ellsworth American Photo by Jacqueline Weaver
Don Emond moved here from Connecticut and is indulging a lifelong passion — antiques.

GOULDSBORO — The first big change at Tuttles on Route 1 was the exterior color. It went from decades of being yellow to blue and now gray. The second big change is its use. It is now West Bay Antiques and located just around the corner from West Bay Road heading east.

The former convenience store with its signature “Tetley” signs in the display windows also is home to the owner, Don Emond.

Emond moved here from Southington, Conn., this month after purchasing the building several years ago.

“I had been coming here for years and bought this a few years ago,” he said. “I always liked it here.”

Emond brought with him a store full of antiques and is beginning to purchase more furniture and other goods in the area.

His inventory ranges from wood-carved beds and a tall, narrow antique tool chest to paintings by local artists and locally made pottery.

Emond had a painting and wallpaper business in Connecticut, but is now selling antiques full time.

“I have always loved old antiques,” he said. “If I was retired, this is what I would be doing.”

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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