Sacks Antiques has been a family business in continuous operation since 1899.  In 1922, the antique shop opened on State Street and has offered collectors a treasure trove of items to choose from over the decades that followed.  Now in its third generation of ownership, Stan’s store is sadly closing its doors.  The final sale was happening from December 4-8 and I had ended up on State Street in the midst of a two hour photoshoot capturing scenes of fog when I found myself in front of the shop.

The combination of the lamp post in front, the lights on in the store and the shining star overhead served to make for a hauntingly beautiful scene.  While it is always sad to see a local business close, one that has been such a fixture on this particular street will be particularly missed.  Hopefully this image will serve as a small reminder of the store for years to come.