After more than 55 years of being operated by the same family, J & J Promotions Antiques and Old Collectibles Show (originally Gordon Reid’s Outdoor Antiques Market), has a new owner. The business and property has been sold to Rusty and Kate Corriveau. Rusty and Kate are the former owners of Crystal Brook that is across from the J & J, Auction Acres Property.
While the sale was being negotiated, one of Gordon Reid’s daughters, Jill Lukesh, passed away. The operation of the show has been continued by Judy (Jill’s sister) and Jake Mathieu, Judy’s daughters, Laurie and Jill, as well as Pete Lukesh, (Jill’s husband). J&J will be working with Rusty and Kate to ensure that the same quality and organization continues, beginning with the May 2017 show. The deposits, contracts, website, email, and business phone number (413-245-3436) will remain consistent.
While this has been a very difficult decision, the time has come for a transition. Judy, Jake, and Pete can now relax. The entire family, descendants of the originator of the outdoor antique show in Brimfield, wish to express our thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout our 40+ years of operating J & J Promotions. We hope that you will continue to enjoy your antique and old collectible selling/buying experiences with Rusty, Kate and their family. A little about the Corriveau’s: Rusty Corriveau USMC (ret) is a Brimfield native. In his youth, he and many of his friends worked at the antique show; parking cars, or any other odd jobs he could find. When he retired from the Marine Corps he moved his family back home and purchased Crystal Brook Antique shows across from J&J, which he operated for 7 years. Kate Corriveau is from the area as well. Actually, Rusty and Kate went to high school with Jill and Lori. Kate has worked in the Biopharma industry for over 18 years. They have three daughters; Abigail (16), Kara (14) and Sidney (11) whom you may have seen working at J & J each show as hand stampers and sanitation engineers (bathroom cleaners). Since being neighbors with Jacques and Judy, the families remained close through the years. Kate and Rusty could not be more excited to retain the heritage and quality reputation the Reid family has created and cultivated through the years.