By Jessie Eden
What is old again is 'new' once more at this brand new antique shop in Newport.
On October 6, the city of Newport gathered for a special ribbon cutting ceremony at a new furniture, antique and decor shop called "Mazzocca Brothers Furniture and Antiques".
Owned and operated by Fort Thomas native Louis Mazzocca and his wife Holly, the idea for the store stemmed from a passion that began in 2015 when they purchased a home filled with history in Fort Thomas. “The inspiration for Mazzocca Brothers started with our home in Fort Thomas. In 2015, we moved up the street to a home with a little more space for our growing family and we needed new furniture. The house was built in 1904, and as my wife Holly and I started shopping for furniture, we knew that we wanted it to reflect the time period of the house."
Louis' interest in the house began when he started researching period furniture and decor that would be the best fit for their Fort Thomas home...although some needed some extra love. "These pieces tended to need some attention, and I gradually learned to love cleaning and restoring them as well. And after the house was furnished and decorated, I just never stopped looking for the next great piece.”
From Abandoned Storefront to a Renovated Shop & Ribbon Cutting
Louis has even teamed up with his brother Tom to make sure the business runs smoothly. Tom, a CPA, manages all the accounting, tax and legal aspects of the business and oversees the back-office management of Mazzocca Bros.