by Bill Batson
Mohamed Mahmoud opened his store in 1993 at the tail end of the antiques boom in Nyack. During the 1980s, almost every street in downtown Nyack had a storefront selling antiques or collectables. Less than a dozen antique dealers remain, with most of these businesses clustered in the Franklin Antique Center on Franklin and Main Streets. Mohamed’s first location in Nyack was inside that indoor mall.