Business Solutions for Winter 2023

4 W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 BUSINESS spotlight During high school, Caldieraro worked in medical records and later became a nurse. She continues to practice nursing on a part-time basis at Siteman Cancer Center. From 2005 to 2013, she also sold florals and crafts—first at the Old Coliseum, then at the Pink Elephant. She purchased the Vintage Station in 2014, located at 900 N. Edwardsville in Staunton and open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “It’s practically in our backyard, and I love every inch of it,” Caldieraro said. Lots to Discover Shoppers will love every inch of Vintage Station as well. The store offers a beautiful selection of items including: • Gourmet gifts • Coffee and tea • Olive oil and balsamics • Baking mixes and dips • Wine and craft beer • Florals and wreaths “Originally, Vintage Station pretty much just had vintage resale items plus some food. Today we mostly sell new retail items, but we do it within a space that has a railroad/vintage feel. For example, we use old suitcases to hold merchandise, and we feature unique display items such as a 1915 cash register, original railroad lights, and Staunton memorabilia,” Caldieraro said. She added, “The name Vintage Station can throw people off. We sometimes have people come in, perhaps after clearing out a parent’s home, and ask if we buy such-and-such vintage items. We typically don’t, so I refer them to our dealer friends that do.” In keeping with the railroad theme, Vintage Station has two “sidecars,” which are shipping containers. They’re used for both off-season storage and as places to sell items. Caldieraro noted, “People love the sidecars, which are connected to Vintage Station by a little bridge. One of them features vintage clothing, including shoes from all eras, plus some new clothing. The other holds man cave stuff and tools.” Vintage Station Vintage Station owner Sara Caldieraro is a busy woman. Her career path includes two roads, which you might call “modern medicine” and “vintage treasures.” A stop at this station makes your journey more fun • Seasonal items • Decorative signage • Swarovski jewelry • Longaberger baskets • Home and garden décor