Raccoon Forks Trading Co., a real antique store specializing in antique and vintage furniture, primitives, prints and more, opened in 2011. RFTC takes great pride in its carefully curated inventory, which has gained the store a reputation as a must-see for antique aficionados and others looking for one-of-a-kind items.
RFTC has had a few different homes over the years, but has settled in for the long run at its current location in the northeast corner of the East Village. The building RFTC now calls home (and shares with Railroad Bill's Dining Car) creates a unique experience for visiting history buffs, right down to original wood plank flooring and old-time sodas sold at RFTC.
The building (c. 1920) was first occupied by the American Railway Express Company and still displays some of the building’s original and salient features. The building is undergoing a full historic façade rehabilitation project, scheduled for completion in spring 2018.
As a Raccoon Forks microbusiness, Raccoon Forks Trading Company provides job opportunities to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Employees at the Trading Company receive one-on-one job coaching and the support they need to build skills and be successful on the job.