A new Columbia business, Kelman and Swartz Brass & Bronze Trading, LLC, will soon open its doors to the public, offering refurbished metal items such as potbelly stoves, pedal cars and figurines, among others. Co-owner Tim Swartz of Columbia, says he has searched high and low in homes, barns, and recycling yards to find the items, which he believes deserve a second chance. To that end, he has had many items restored or refurbished by the process of powder coating or other means.
Kelman & Swartz, located at North 3rd and Poplar, will have a soft opening on Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend.
Part of the inventory includes pedal cars and tractors as shown in this sidewalk display at North 3rd & Poplar: