SMALL TOWN, BIG FIND THINGS THAT YOUR FAMILY USED YEARS AGO OR MIGHT STILL BE USING
In April 2004, an empty building in Baldwin City, located at 6th and High was purchased by Stan Vickers and the business Antiques on the Prairie was put in motion, along with the business, Prairie Cheese (a commercial kitchen). In September 2004, both doors where open for business.
The certified commercial kitchen was producing salsa along with other products. The building’s great location and large parking afforded the Antique shop to extend out into the parking lot several times. The lot has seen “one-on-one BBQ cook offs”, home made pie contests, “Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Motorcycles” event, “Crafts from the Past “ event, vintage Motorcycle shows, bicycle swap meets, flea market and garage sales booths and auctions. In addition, several other business ventures have initiated at Antiques on the Prairie, either in the parking lot with “BBQ” and “Tamale Tuesday” and the Wednesday vegetable market, or from use of the commercial kitchen producing BBQ sauce, Mexican salsa, ketchup, jelly and jams, breads, sour kraut, and a couple of bakeries.
Over three years ago, Stan sold half of the business and building interest to Nancy and Bill Lytle. With their input and support, the building at 6th and High has continued to get better and more efficient.