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Lansing State Journal - September 2010
Mapping Michigan's Recovery
GRAND LEDGE - Carol Lamb knows she’s not changing the world.
She’s just doing what she can to improve her small part of it.
So every time someone comes into Lamb's Gate, the Grand Ledge antiques store she has owned for 10 years, she feels a pride of purpose. Her store brings people to town, she says, which helps other local businesses. And every dollar spent
locally helps another family.
"We have 10 people who sell their antiques here," she says. "It's so important that people shop locally and support their local economies.”
Maybe her store alone doesn’t weigh much in the larger scale of Michigan politics and economic policy.
But that's precisely what she wants the next governor to know: Size doesn’t matter when every small business counts.
Not just because they contribute money to the economy, but also because they create a sense of place, she says.
“When you have a local grocer and a local coffee shop, it creates a sense of community that lasts,” Lamb says. “I go to farmers markets and shop at local stores. When I go in, I always look for at least something small to buy, even if it’s just a bar of soap, because I know how hard it is.”
Lamb and her family have been fortunate. The economic crisis hasn’t touched them the way it has thousands of other families.
Her husband of 37 years, Tom, has a stable job with Consumer’s Energy. They’ve always been frugal. Their two grown kids are well-educated with solid jobs of their own.
And at a time when other businesses have closed, Lamb was able to expand into a second storefront in Lansing’s Old Town.
Her daughter-in-law, Ashley, runs that store....READ MORE
Landing in Lansing: Dan and Ashley Lamb
Capital Gains Media - July 2010
The lead story in the July 2010 Capital Gains Media shares a bit about Dan and Ashley Lamb. Dan, of course, is the son of Lambs' Gate Antiques founder, Carol Lamb, and his wife Ashley is the
charming proprietor of Lambs' Gate Oldtown.
...Baby Boy and Budding Ventures
...musical activities included, the Lamb’s have had an exciting year with the birth of their first child,
Jackson Elliot Lamb, and the opening of Lambs’ Gate Antiques in Old Town —
a sister store of the Grand Ledge-based antique store owned by Carol Lamb, Dan’s mother. Ashley is the store manager at the Old Town location.
The photo above and the incredible photography in the article are by Dave Trumpie. Dave is the managing photographer for Capital Gains. He is a freelance photographer and owner of
People's Choice Award 2010
2010 - Thanks to all of our loyal customers we won the Community Newspapers People's Choice Award...for the 6th year in a row!
Special thanks also to Lansing Community Newspapers for the kind write up about Lambs' Gate Antiques in the Grand Ledge Independent.
Lambs' Gate Antique Shop of Grand Ledge Adds Another Location in Old Town
Capital Gains Media - May 2010
Capital Gains Media welcomed Lambs' Gate Antiques store to Oldtown in an article May 2010.
...For those waiting for a hip, 1950s vintage antique store to arrive in Old Town, your time has come. The popular Lambs' Gate Antiques of Grand Ledge has
expanded with a new 1,200 square-foot storefront in Old Town at 1219 Turner St., across from the Creole Gallery. It’s a bit smaller than the
Grand Ledge store but won’t lose any of its uniqueness, according to the shop's manager, Ashley Lamb.
“It’s going to be pretty funky,” says Lamb.
Mitzis' Collectibles visits Lambs' Gate Antiques Old Town Location
June 13, 2010- Field Trip to the New Lambs' Gate in Old Town, Lansing
- This weekend I'm going to take you on a quick tour of a new destination antique store in Lansing, Michigan.
...on today's Field Trip we are visitng the new Lambs' Gate's satellite store in Old Town Lansing, Michigan.
Old Town is our little quaint area of fun shops in Lansing, some artsy, some antiquey...READ MORE on Mitzi's blog
Lambs' Gate Antiques and The Salvage Yard Enjoy Victorian DaysGrand Ledge Victorian Days 2010 - Ruth Creyts and Sweet Braidy of The Salvage Yard showed off the Lambs' Gate Antiques and The Salvage Yard with style and flair at the 2010 Grand Ledge Victorian Days.
Gifts and Goodies Galore
Greater Lansing Business Monthly - November 2009
There are so many stores to choose from when attempting to accomplish holiday shopping—and while local retailers are attempting to set themselves apart in
one of the worst economies Michigan has ever seen—there are only a few who offer outstanding (and interesting) home furnishings.
People's Choice Award
2009 - Thanks to all of our loyal customers we won the Community Newspapers People's Choice Award...for the 5th year in a row!
Lambs' Gate was featured in Mitzi's Collectibles Blog
Field Trip to Grand Ledge