By Sally DeeringÂ Â Â Â
Photo of Tad Eaton and Chris Morelli in front ofÂ The Frayed Knot by Sally Deering
Move over â€œCake Bossâ€! Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton, owners of The Frayed Knot, a vintage furniture and brick-a-brack emporium in Hoboken are fast becoming the new darlings of reality TV. Friends and business partners, Morelli and Eaton star in â€œStorage Wars: New Yorkâ€ an A&E TV reality show that follows an eclectic group of â€˜treasure huntersâ€™ from the Metropolitan area who search for hidden bounty in repossessed storage units. Itâ€™s like a twist on that old game show â€œLetâ€™s Make a Dealâ€. You get to see whatâ€™s behind Door No. 1 but you donâ€™t know the true value of your deal until you rip open the boxes and pick through the spoils.
Photo Courtesy of A & E TV
Making its January 2013 debut with six episodes, â€œStorage Wars: New Yorkâ€ is a spin-off of the â€œStorage Warsâ€ franchise which also includes â€œStorage Wars: Texas.â€Â The New York cast features Joe Pauletich of Queens, Candy Olsen and Courtney Wagner of Brooklyn, Mike Braiotta of the Bronx and Morelli and Eaton of Hoboken. Auctioneer is New Yorker John Luke.Â
In the debut episode, â€œBeg, Borough and Stealâ€ several cast members including Morelli and Eaton bid on and buy goodies inside three separate storage units. The girls unearth several pairs of high-heeled shoes and possibly a pole dancerâ€™s costume;Â Joe â€˜Pâ€™ discovers some interesting art and photography; and Morelli and Eaton excavate a brand new gas grill and two French chests called commodes they bring back to their shop, paint bright red and put out for sale in one of The Frayed Knotâ€™s splashy showrooms. Continue reading Hobokenâ€™s New Reality Stars – A&Eâ€™ â€œStorage Wars: New Yorkâ€ stars Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton of The Frayed Knot