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December 3, 2018

Biz Buzz: Antique store moves to Main Street

Photo/Don Del Rosso
Business has picked up dramatically since she moved Past Reflections to Main Street, says veteran auctioneer Kathy Shumate.
Anna Marie Askin-Evans (left) will take over Marianne Clyde’s psychotherapy practice in Warrenton next month.
Lisa Chiiccehitto and Donna McMullen are named partners of an accounting firm with offices in Warrenton and Leesburg.
Past Reflections moves

The Warrenton antique shop’s move to downtown immediately boosted customer traffic and revenue.

Believing the shift would make a big difference to her bottom line, Past Reflections Antiques owner Kathy Shumate last week relocated the business across town — from the old feed store building at 606 Falmouth St. to 26 Main.

Past Reflections, which offers furniture, lamps, handmade items, home décor and Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, opened Friday on Main Street.

For its first weekend there, the business generated more sales than in the previous six months at the Falmouth Street space, according to Ms. Shumate.

“There was more sales, foot traffic,” explained the 65-year-old Warrenton resident, who declined to say how much money the shop made last weekend. “Everything was better. It was all about location, location, location.”

The antique shop opened on Falmouth Street in August 2017.

The store will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, through Dec. 24. After that, hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

Past Reflections occupied about 700 square feet of the Falmouth Street building.

The Main Street shop totals about 1,300 square feet, according to Ms. Shumate. Her rental agreement includes use of the building’s basement, where she stores and paints furniture.

Ms. Shumate refused to discuss the terms of the lease.

The Falmouth Street building will house her other business — Shumate Auctions — until Dec. 31.

After that, she will conduct live fundraisers, estate sales and onsite auctions.

Ms. Shumate’s last auction at the Falmouth Street building will take place Dec. 29.


Psychotherapy practice has new owner

A Warrenton psychotherapy practice will change hands Jan. 1.

Marianne Clyde will retire with the sale of her business to Anna Marie Askin-Evans.

“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that the work I started here years ago will continue under very capable hands,” Ms. Clyde said.

The therapist has practiced for 28 years, the last eight of those in Warrenton.

Ms. Askin-Evans, a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, will change the name of the practice at 20 Ashby St. Her business will operate at the Center for Holistic Psychotherapy.

The new owner joined Anna Marie joined the Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy in 2015 and has served as the director of adolescent programs. Heading the diversion program for low-risk teens in partnership with local court services will remain an important part of her role.

Ms. Askin-Evans also works with families, couples and individuals

“I am so excited to serve the community,” she said. “We will continue the philosophy of Marianne Clyde Center, to value the wholeness of each individual as they pursue their journey of personal healing. I am grateful to Marianne for this opportunity and the years we have worked together.”

Michelle Leonard, a licensed clinical social worker, with 20 years of experience, will remain with the center.

Ms. Clyde, the author of three books, will continue her work with Be the Change Foundation, helping equip and train women entrepreneurs. She also serves on the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce board and as the organizer of the Generosity Feeds event on Feb. 23.


Accounting firm changes its name

A local accounting firm has changed its name to include its two most recent partners.

With offices in Warrenton and Leesburg, the 40-year-old firm operates as Updegrove McDaniel McMullen & Chiccehitto PLC.

Lisa Chiccehitto and Donna McMullen, both certified public accountants, became partners in recent years.

The firm was known as Updegrove Combs & McDaniel PLC.

A Warrenton resident, Ms. Chiccehitto joined the firm in 2008 after working with The Wolf Group in Fair Lakes and Deloitte & Touche in Washington. She earned an accounting degree from the University of Maryland in 1985.

Ms. McMullen, of Leesburg, joined the firm in 2001. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University in 1999.


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Melrose Carter · December 5, 2018 at 10:02 am
Rover 530 - Past Reflections has much more then antiques, actually Kathy Shumate refurbishes antiques that have great bones, better construction and wood then you can buy in any store, and gives them TLC by professionally painting and restoring. She teaches classes so people can restore their own rundown furniture, instead of adding to the landfill. It's not just another antique store. Please visit before judging.
Rover 530 · December 4, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Just super! Another antique shop on Main Street! Jewelry stores and antique shops. The good news is that a company won't go out of business and an empty store front gets filled.
Melrose Carter · December 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm
Congratulations Kathy! Will miss the old auction place but understand the move. Thanks for many years of hunting for treasures.
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