TLet me introduce you to the Prairie Chic, Handcrafts and Antiques store coming to Herington in April 2014! Mark and Denise Homer, from San Antonio, Texas, have purchased 9 S. Broadway St., in Herington.
We feel the use of "Prairie" will distinguish its location and "Chic" to the sense of style that can be expanded with what the merchants will be offering to their buyers on site or on the web.
Denise Homer will provide artistic guidance with a product mix that will encourage traveling "Antique Pickers" to visit Herington along their travels! She has a long history with interior design and has even been hired to "pick" for those special clients who do not have time or skill to travel to small towns or shops like Prairie Chic will create in Herington.
As for the Tri-County region (of Dickinson, Marion and Morris counties), this is our idea but this will be your business. We need a small army of motivated entrepreneurs to stock the shelves and help run the store. The items for sale will primarily be local which makes the success of this Prairie Chic a partnership between store owners and vendors.
We will be marketing items online (via sales websites such as Craigslist and Etsy) and with this -- our blog -- to create a more personal tie to the store.
If you have any questions or wish to get information on becoming a vendor at the Prairie Chic store, please contact Store Manager Stephanie Gilbert at PrairieChicKansas@gmail.com.
Thanks for reading!