Old treasures find new home in Tremont

Tim Yanko, left, and Dwight Kaczmarek, owners of All Things For You vintage shop, stand out front of their store’s new location on West 14th Street in South Tremont. After a sizable investment in the neighborhood, the partners are getting ready for their grand opening weekend June 1 (Dan Milner). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

All Things For You vintage store to reopen June 1

Nine months after extensive flooding forced the closure their award-winning vintage shop on Lorain Avenue in Ohio city, Tim Yanko and Dwight Kaczmarek shared their excitement in welcoming All Things For You back to the near-West Side community. The partners’ new store is opening June 1 in South Tremont.

The duo purchased a charming 1900s mansion at 3136 W. 14th St. in January for $350,000, county records show. It was the site of the Kolodiy-Sobczyk Funeral Home for many decades. Now as All Things For You, the popular Cleveland shop will have a grand reopening on the first weekend of June. Its hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the partners said.

Inaugural weekend shoppers will get the first pick of vintage wares from more than 20 dealers, as well as light refreshments and an entry into a daily drawing for $50 store gift certificates.

Earlier this year, renovations at All Things For You’s new home in Tremont were well underway. Between the purchase of the property and renovations to the former funeral home, co-owners Tim Yanko and Dwight Kaczmarek invested more than a half-million dollars into their new location (Dan Milner).

“With renovations completed, the space is taking shape and we’re all in a very celebratory mood,” says Kaczmarek in a written statement. “Our team is excited to get back to this business.”

The moment the duo closed on the property, contractors swarmed in to patch plaster, install signs, repair roofs and refresh rooms in order to transform the storied structure into All Things For You’s forever home. Total investment in renovating the building was about $148,200. That doesn’t include $20,000 in moving costs or planned, additional work that hasn’t happened yet, the partners noted.

Yanko believes the building’s architectural details create the perfect showroom for mid-century and traditional furniture pieces, while its high ceilings and three spacious floors offer more than enough room to accommodate an array of desirable décor, clothing and collectible items. He sees one of the bigger advantages of the new 0.45-acre property, however, as being its 30-space parking lot.

For decades, the new home for All Things for You was the old home for the Kolodiy-Sobczyk Funeral Home for many decades, at the corner of West 14th Street and Rowley Avenue in South Tremont. This is how it looked in 2019. The large parking lot, seen at right, for the vintage shop is a big plus for the business (Google).

“Not only will the new lot make it more convenient for customers to transport large items, but it can serve as a venue for fleas, pop-up shops, holiday markets and other seasonal events,” he explained.

While pop-up shops, special events and a never-ending stream of estate sales kept them busy, the small business owners admit the uncertainty of an extended closure was an emotional rollercoaster. It was the encouragement of their new neighbors, long-term vendors, valued customers, close friends, family and talented team that made all the difference, they say.

“We’ve been doing this together since 2015, but we wouldn’t be here without the community’s support,” Yanko acknowledged.


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