Former Stay-At-Home Mom Takes a New Path With Small Business

After 17 years, a local mom "re-invents" herself and opens her own consignment shop on West Bay Drive in Largo.

For 17 years, Ann Castellanos had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom, she said.

Then her son graduated high school, and Castellanos needed a "new career."

In May 2010, Castellanos and her husband Jack opened Foundry Fine Interior Consignment Shop on West Bay Drive.

"This is me re-inventing myself," Castellanos said.

Consignment shops are the "thing to do. You can get anything and everything. More and more people come to the shop because of the economy," Castellanos said.

The business is doing so well that about two weeks ago the shop expanded into an adjacent vacant storefront. The combined showroom space is now about 7,000 square feet, Castellanos said.

"We needed more room. We get such a large volume of inventory," Castellanos said.

The shop carries merchandise from antique to modern.

"We carry just about everything, the hard-to-find, the unusual, the unique," Castellanos said.

The store has a box truck for deliveries and will hold purchases for up to a few weeks, Castellanos said.

Although she gets to see many unusual items, what she likes the most is the people she gets to meet, Castellanos said.

If you go to the Foundry Fine Interior Consignment Shop:

  • Address: 198 West Bay Dr., Largo
  • Phone: 727-386-3757
  • Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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