New owners take over the timber trade in Carbon County
A cornerstone in a Carbon County community reopened on Friday with a new name and management.
LANSFORD, Pa .– It was the grand opening of Construction Clearance in Lansford on Friday.
Julia Atiyah and her father own the business.
âAt first I was nervous. I was like, I don’t know who’s going to show up, and then I walked in, and the whole parking lot was packed, and I was like ‘Wow!’, Said Julia. Atiyah.
This Carbon County hardware store may look familiar; it was previously called Panther Valley Lumber.
The previous owner retired after more than 40 years in the business.
Ashley Heatter has worked in the lumber business for over 15 years. Now she will run the new business which will primarily sell overstock items.
âWe’ll get some overstock items, and we’ll bring them in here and sell them about 25% less than what the big retailers would sell them for. So we try to convey the deals we make to our customers and help everyone. the way, âHeatter said.
An auction will take place every first Friday. The owners say it’s to help clear out all the inventory.
âAnything that doesn’t sell, you might see it at the auction. The fun is if you don’t buy it at retail, you might not see it at the auction. You kind of have to make that decision, and it’s nice. It’s like a treasure hunt, âAtiyah said.
Customer Lonnie Ahner is delighted that the business will always look like the place he’s been shopping for years.
“Yes, I like it. I’m glad someone came over and did what they’re doing. It’s a good idea. I’m glad there is something in Lansford. People can come. look for stuff, yeah, âAhner said.
Construction Clearance in Lansford will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.