When do you close up shop for the weather?

The first big snowstorm of the winter hit Central Wisconsin last night and this morning, and it’s still coming down. We were notified that the Iola office of F+W Media (publisher of Antique Trader) has been closed due to the weather emergency.

This is the first time that I can recall our office closing. It may have happened before when I was on vacation, but it’s a first for me.

“Back in the old days,” when Krause Publications was self-owned, it never closed. We ran under the assumption that someone would always make it in.

How about you? Do you close your shop due to inclement weather? Thinking that no one (in their right mind) will be out searching for antiques in a blizzard, torrential rain, what-have-you …

While many of you are out shoveling snow (or playing in the snow), I’ll be clicking away at the keyboard, uploading articles onto www.antiquetrader.com and readying our next e-newsletter (which goes out on Friday, by the way).

Drop us a line (eric.bradley@fwmedia.com) and let us know: How bad does the weather have to be before you close up your antique shop?

— Posted by Karen Knapstein


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Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at karen.knapstein@fwmedia.com.