Rachel on the Road: What’s On 2nd?


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There are plenty of antique shops around Birmingham, but one specifically is focusing on collectibles that are extremely rare to find. Steve Gilmer is the owner of What’s On 2nd? He started this business after years of collecting antiques. The store is on multiple lists of the top places to visit in the city.

Gilmer said he has an army of pickers that continuously bring in merchandise. “There’s no one source. Some of these people even scour the allies and junk piles around the city.” You know the saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure… Seems to be the case here! In fact, since the store switched locations, the inventory also changed. Gilmer gave away the left over items that did not sell at the old location and filled the new location with brand new, old collectibles.

The store also has a great return policy. “We stand behind everything we sell,” Gilmer said. So if you get home and wonder why you bought that…? You can return for a full refund.

The new address is: 2323 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203.

Store hours are 10AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.

Don’t miss next week’s Rachel on the Road. We are hitting a local track and taking some luxurious cars for a ride!

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