Take a walk into the past at Generations Marketplace, an antiques and collectibles store that is on a mission to help our community.
Located on the Interstate 70 North Outer Road in Wentzville, the store opened in March and carries items from the 1800s to the present day. Filled with beautiful vintage pieces, painted furniture, antiques, collectibles and hard-to-find items, Generations Marketplace is a treasure trove of history. But unlike a museum, these items are all for sale.
Generations is the second store for owners Pete Kolich and Kevin Darby. They opened their first store, Ye Olde Church Marketplace in Wright City in July 2014. The store was a way to directly fund MK House, a residential program designed to help those in the community recovering from addiction.
“Ye Olde Church Marketplace was an experiment. We didn’t really know what we were doing,” Darby said. But the store did well enough that the two were able to recently open Generations Marketplace in Wentzville.
MK House was named for Pete Kolich’s son Michael, a very intelligent computer programmer and third year law student who tragically overdosed on heroin and passed away in 2012. Michael had been suffering in silence with his addiction. “Just like many in our community do,” Darby said.
After Michael Kolich passed away, his father Pete Kolich and Kevin Darby discovered more people in the community who were suffering, just like Michael had. So they started MK House, which was named after Michael.
MK House gives individuals a chance to start over in a safe haven so they can rebuild their lives, repair broken relationships, and prepare to return to everyday life as beneficial members of society.
If you, or anyone you know, suffers from a substance abuse problem and wants help, or have any questions about the MK houses, owners Kolich and Darby can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generations Marketplace is located at 1844 West Pearce Blvd in Wentzville. For more information, visit them on the web at http://www.generationsmarketplace.com or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/generationsmarketplace.