The Roxy Theatre Antiques and Gifts in Historic Kennewick is made up of multiple vendors who each bring a unique style and theme to the shop. Walking through the Roxy, it becomes apparent what each vendor loves and what they want to share with their customers.
The antique and vintage inventory in the store is constantly changing -- moving from one display to another within the store and leaving with happy customers who found the perfect gift, the perfect element to complete a room makeover or a welcome addition to their collection!
Ann Steiger -- Ann is both the owner and keeper of the Roxy Theater Antiques and Gifts -- the shop -- and the old Roxy Theater building. Ann, along with Tracy Pennington and Steiger Productions, is also the promoter that rings in the antique show and vintage market season in Washington State with the Tri-Cities Antique Show . . . with a twist of vintage! held annually in March.
Her eye for whimsical and new and unusual gifts keep the store bubbling with "fun." At first glance you might conclude that Ann is a tad on the eclectic side -- Ann's space in the Roxy is an odd, yet coherent stream of the fun, the weird, the wonderful spectrum of "antique" and "vintage" elements.
The California fair industry spoke to Ann while she was a member of her home town 4-H club. Upon graduation from college, she launched a 30 year professional career in state fair management. She opened the Roxy Theater Antiques and Gifts in the old Roxy Theater building in 2002. In 2003, she put her "fair management" skills to work again as the promoter behind the Tri-Cities Antique Show . . . with a twist of vintage!
Ann's laughter is infectious, her determination to succeed apparent and she is the welcoming force behind the Tri-Cities Antique Show and the Roxy Theater Antiques and Gifts.
Dona Elwood – In the shop on Wednesdays, Dona brings a love of vintage and antique kitchenware and accessories for women, ladies handbags, gloves, handkerchiefs to the Roxy. Beautifully merchandised, all of Dona’s vintage “wears” are useful -- intended to be used, not just displayed.
Julie Whitney – Otherwise known as “Bibliotrade,” Julie focuses on ephemora, anything considered vintage or antique that is made of paper including books, postcards, photos, old letters, diaries and bills. With a couple of comfortable chairs, Roxy Theatre Antiques and Gifts customers' take a seat and browse, read and research in BiblioTrade’s space. It's a fun space to reminisce and flip through pages of the past.
Kay Anderson – Kay is otherwise known in the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities as the “French Hen.” Kay clearly loves French Country and pairs the perfect elements together to create an elegant and disciplined French Country space here at the Roxy. Kay brings to the Roxy a love of merchandising supported with a background in interior design.
Kay has an eye for the details that make a display inviting and inspiring to visiting antique dealers and customers alike!
Lisa Richart – A true lover of eclectic smalls, Lisa has all sorts of fun stuff from vintage kitchenware to antique wooden doll sets. You will find mostly smalls, a mix of charming elements that were all hand-picked with you in mind. Lisa is one of the original Farm Chick vendors, since the days of the Grange Show in Fairfield.
Karen Young – Coming from a family of collectors, shop owners, and show dealers, Karen has a great eye for glass and northern European smalls. As an accomplished seamstress and upholsterer you will occasionally find amazing vintage furnishings refreshed with charming vintage fabrics like bark cloth and chenille. Karen’s latest adventure is a restoration project fitting of an antique dealer -- to totally remodel and refit her 1966 FleetCraft 10’ travel trailer.