When obsessed hardware man George Baker sold his antique inventory to Rick Bosserman, Bosserman promptly saw precious metal. One man’s OCD is another man’s treasure, right? And Hinge, sited in College Park …
by Betsy Owens
Do you remember the 1970s TV game show called “The Liars’ Club”? The show, hosted by Allen Ludden, involved a panel of celebrity judges examining unusual-looking objects and offering humorous theories on their possible usage.
Unfortunately for the game show producers, Hinge, the Orlando vintage hardware store that opened last month, didn’t exist back then. Because, in addition to stocking the most comprehensive supply of antique door hardware, bath fixtures, lighting and vintage accents of possibly any other retail store in the history of the universe, Hinge also stocks …
May 21, 2014|Michael W. Freeman, College Park Forum Editor
COLLEGE PARK — Having a large inventory in your store, Rick Bosserman said, is a very good thing, although the truth is he truly has no idea how many items he has to sell.
But he added, “It’s a resource. It’s all about people walking in with a problem. They say, ‘Help me.’ “
Those problems, he added, can vary. It could be that their doorknob has broken. Maybe they just bought an older home and want to recreate its historic look. Maybe a very antique part of their home has fallen apart, and they don’t know if something that old and unique can be replaced.
Hinge held their grand opening this for their new vintage home hardware and home accent store. The shop is located on the western edge of College Park at 1506 N Orange Blossom Trail.
The store has around 3-4 million items. Owner Rick Bosserman …
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With an opening date in the near future, Hinge – Vintage Accents and Home Hardware will be relocating to the eclectic College Park area.
Owner and College Park resident Rick Bosserman met the previous owners while he and his wife were renovating their home. They expressed an interest in selling the business (formally located at Renninger’s Antique Center in Mt. Dora) and Bosserman saw great potential in bringing these products to Orlando.
Bosserman and 14 employees have been busy relocating the enormous supply of inventory, a colossal undertaking. According to his son-in-law Cameron Thomas, “Hinge has over three million pieces of antique and vintage items for the home. This includes furniture hardware such as drawer pulls and hinges, home decorations such as lamps and door knobs, and a plethora of unique items not found any where else.”
Hinge will be located on North Orange Blossom Trail. If you would like to receive Hinge updates, send an email to email@example.com.