SARGENT—Cindee Haddix often asks, “Why not Sargent?” when talking with visitors about all of the used, brand-name furniture and antiques that reside in the area. Sargent, also known as the “antique capital of Nebraska” is home to numerous antique stores and annual flea markets.
Earthjunk owners John and Cindee Haddix joined the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce on May 2 with the hopes of exposing more people to the opportunities available in Sargent. Earthjunk, located in the former nursing home in Sargent, is an online retailer of used quality, name-brand furniture.
John Haddix said by joining the chamber he hopes to expose more people to the availability of American-made furniture. He added that the sales from out-of-state customers turn around and benefit Sargent as well as Custer County.
In addition to Earthjunk, John and Cindee Haddix own Abbott Antiques on Main Street which is located in the original 1908 building, but with a newly renovated ceiling. Abbott Antiques is now open every Saturday through November 1.
For more than 20 years John and Cindee have enjoyed meeting people from beyond the borders of Custer County and selling unique items that are made to last.
“We really like selling people items that we know are going to stand the test of time,” Cindee Haddix said.
Earthjunk will also be sponsoring the “183 Flea” flea market this summer from June 13-15, during the Comstock Windmill Festival. The 183 Flea is free for sellers and there is free parking and admission for buyers. Contact John and Cindee at 402-350-6740 to learn more about Earthjunk, Abbott Antiques, and 183 Flea.
“We have a lot here in Sargent and by having 183 Flea then we let everybody know that this is not a ghost town. So many of our Nebraska towns are shrinking; Sargent has not,” Cindee said.
Congratulations John and Cindee Haddix and welcome to the Broken Bow Chamber!