They tried a popup shop from Black Friday, 2019, to December 23.
"We've been getting a lot of feedback [after the Christmas season]," owner Audrey Stinson said. "People have been telling us the items reminded them of what had been at Erma's [a flower and home decor store that closed more than a year ago]."
The shop was successful enough that Stinson has decided to turn the Showroom on State St. into a year-round store.
"We felt we had a ready-made space and wanted to get people in to see it," Stinson said. "The atmosphere is right for this space." The name reflects the space's former use - a showroom for new Chevrolets starting in 1922.
"We decided to take the showroom on State Street and give it a new flair. We want to highlight local crafters and artisans," Stinson said last week. "It gives them the opportunity to sell their crafts without having to be there to do it. …."
In addition to craft and artisan creations, the store will also carry a selection of furniture, vintage, and fashion items. To keep the selections viable, the store's managers will continue to look for new vendors.
"We are interested in having them get in touch with us. We want to constantly bring in different items," store manager Lisa Wittlinger. "We will be highlighting the holidays and having seasonal changes as well as adding new vendors."
The store at 104 E. State St. in Quarryville will open on Saturday, February 1. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
The shop shares the building with other businesses. The Stinsons are also operating A&A Auto Sales and Service. The family moved into the former Duvall Chevrolet dealership in 2016 and now sells used vehicles and services cars, trucks, and SUVs. It's also home to Dino's Detailing.
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