Friends find success in Crothersville business


Over the years, it has housed a bowling alley, a gas station and a shop to build race cars.

The building at 201 S. Armstrong St. in Crothersville that was constructed in the 1930s has seen a little bit of everything.

Walking inside now, people can find a little bit of everything.

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Small Town Treasures and More has jewelry, DVDs, knives, lawn mowers, tillers, small furniture and various types of antiques and collectibles.

Those items were once owned by or found at sales by owners Geoffrey Walker and Cedric Nichols or one of their vendors.

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

"It’s a small town, Crothersville, and you never know what kind of treasures you’re going to find just coming in," Walker said. "People come in looking for different stuff."

Recently, a man from Illinois stopped by looking for vintage clothing and shoes.

The items available change on a regular basis because the owners go to sales in the area on a weekly basis and vendors come in weekly or daily to add merchandise.

"We go out treasure hunting ourselves," Walker said.

"We look for things someone else can enjoy and we can resell," Nichols said.

Walker said they have a lot of repeat customers.

"We pretty much know what they are looking for," he said.

"We’ve got a list of people’s names," Nichols said. "If they are looking for something, we’ll look out for it. If we find it, we’ll call them to see if they are interested."

Four months ago, they outgrew the space where they started the business in April 2018, so they rented space that was available next door.

"We saw it was for rent. We outgrew this, so we decided to expand," Walker said.

There is a one-time vendor fee, and they don’t charge commission, Nichols said.

"I just like being able to offer it to the people to come together," Walker said of the business.

This is the second business Walker has owned in town. About three years ago, he ran Geo’s Pizza.

"I always thought it would be a good idea to own my own business, especially in my hometown I’m from and grew up in," he said of why he started the pizza shop. "It was a pretty great feeling, actually. It offered something to the community that people would enjoy."

He hired Nichols as a delivery driver. Then when the business closed, the two worked together at Walmart Supercenter in Seymour.

More than a year ago, Walker decided it was time to own his own business again, so Small Town Treasures and More was established.

"Once again, it’s something that I like doing and thought I would give something else different a try," Walker said.

So far, the business has gone well, and Walker and Nichols look forward to keep it going.

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What: Small Town Treasures and More

Where: 201 S. Armstrong St., Crothersville

Owners: Geoffrey Walker and Cedric Nichols

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

What they offer: Antiques, collectibles and more

Information: Call 812-595-6606 or 812-525-8129 or visit