Norman Park native Julian Grantham has taken over the management of Maridean’s Marketplace in Parrott.

The business has been operated by Ed and Kathy Wade as an antique mall in the old Tilley Mercantile building on State Route 520 in Parrott since 1998.

Grantham, a longtime teacher and coach in the Colquitt County School System, had owned Keaton House Antiques in Albany and has more than 40 years of experience in the antique business. He leased the Keaton House in the late 1980s and purchased it in the mid-1990s.

After retiring from teaching and coaching girls basketball at Colquitt County, he was on the antique show circuit for a number of years in Albany, Atlanta, Valdosta, Dublin, Moultrie, Tifton and Eufaula, Ala.

In 2010, Grantham sold the Keaton House and soon became associated with the Wades, renting space at Maridean’s Marketplace for several years.

Maridean’s Marketplace has 20 dealers and is located at 110 E. Main St. It is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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