I had the opportunity to speak with Bert Keller, owner of Bentleys, who was nice enough to let me peek inside the shop and take some photos. The shop should be open in the next few weeks but if you are walking by and see Bert inside I’m sure he’d be happy to let you in to take a look as well. When the store officially opens the hours will be Wed. Thurs. Fri. 11am-6pm and Sat. Sun. 12-6pm. This place reminds me a lot of Ruff & Ready Furnishings on 14th Street. Keller told me he gets his items from flea markets, garage sales, auctions as well as from little towns he travels to. Keller, certainly has lots of enthusiasm and is very excited about being in Petworth. Keller’s prices are negotiable but he prides himself on passing on great values to the customer. He said “I’m only looking to pay rent and cover the overhead then I just want to see the customers enjoy the pieces”. You’ll be able to tell from the photos after the jump but the items here range in a wide variety from knick knacks to furniture. In the future Keller hopes to expand the number of furniture pieces available.
I think this is a great addition to the neighborhood and particularly to Upshur Street. Lots more photos after the jump.
Above is Bert Keller pointing out a piece he is particularly fond of.
No soup recipes were found in the armoire below.
Below is some Noritake China.
Below is some McCoy Pottery.