Report by Paula Antolini
July 14, 2017 5:32PM EDT
Bethel’s ‘Traveling Wilder’ Antique Shop Forced to Close After Fire, Will Hold All-Day Sidewalk Sale During SummerFest
Bryan Shelley, owner of The Traveling Wilder antiques shop at 180 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, CT, has just announced they will be unable to remain in business at the present location, due to structural damage that occurred mostly in the upper floors of the building during the three-alarm fire early yesterday morning, July 13, 2017.
They are closing their doors for now and will be having an all-day estate sale of their merchandise during the SummerFest tomorrow. Read about more of their needs below in the GoFundMe info..
They could really use your help. Be sure to stop by tomorrow if you can.
There is also a GoFundMe page created by Jessica Davis:
“Please help Bryan Shelley, owner of The Traveling Wilder Antique House, rebuild after the devastating fire in Bethel, Connecticut on Thursday, July 13.
“Due to the extensive damage to the building, the antique shop will be closed during the necessary renovations to the building on Greenwood Avenue and he will need a storage facility for the merchandise unaffected by the fire. It is expected to take more than 6 months to rebuild.
“Bryan will also need to replace some merchandise damaged in the fire, including paintings, furniture and decor. He will also be experiencing lost revenue due to the fire during the antique shop’s busiest months of the year.
“Please donate to help Bryan offset some of the costs associated with rebuilding his business. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!