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Appletown Retailer

Handle: 1862 Pridemore Drive, Lincoln

Hours: 10 a.m. to six p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

LINCOLN — Appletown Retailer in Lincoln is a brand new enterprise on the town that mixes the outdated with the brand new.

Homeowners Tim O’Brien and his spouse, Deanna Morris-O’Brien, purchased the constructing on U.S. 62 with the intent to supply a spot for native and space distributors however on the identical time save the constructing in order that its historical past could be remembered by the group.

Deanna stated they made repairs to the constructing, mounted leaks within the ceiling and holes within the partitions, repainted and did some transforming.

Nonetheless, they repurposed no matter they might from the unique constructing.

“Any recollections we might discover, we put within the constructing,” Deanna stated, noting they reused wooden, discovered an outdated apple-picking ladder, have outdated photographs on the partitions and stored gear used for making apple cider.

A buyer going into Appletown Retailer will see that the structure is similar to the way it regarded prior to now. It has an open space in the course of the constructing, with vendor cubicles all through the remainder of the constructing.

Deanna stated she wished to open a brand new enterprise as a result of residents in Lincoln want one other place to buy with out having to journey west into the Fayetteville space. She additionally wished Appletown Retailer to have distributors with handmade objects and boutique attire and presents that have been totally different than what was already within the Lincoln space.

“We’ve flea markets however not a spot to purchase new objects,” Deanna stated. “We wished it to be a present retailer.”

She stated she needed to flip away some vendor candidates as a result of their objects didn’t meet her objective for the enterprise.

The shop held its grand opening Nov. 10, together with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. The shop opened with 30 distributors in place.

Together with handmade objects, the shop has cubicles with Lincoln Wolves attire, boutique garments, a vendor with baked items together with apple dumplings, Christmas decorations and presents, wreaths, wooden objects, jewellery, leather-based objects and glassware.

“Each vendor is native,” Deanna stated. “We’ve one from Prairie Grove, and the remainder are within the Lincoln space.”

Most distributors offered out of their properties or at craft festivals. Appletown Retailer will present a spot for them to develop their enterprise regionally, in addition to make gross sales by means of an internet presence, she added.

Tim stated he hopes the brand new enterprise will encourage others to attempt to make a go of it. Those that offered from their properties now have a spot to increase their merchandise, he stated.

One vendor, Stephanie Beeks who has the Candy Peonies Boutique sales space, stated the shop offers her the chance to department out and now have a storefront. Beeks sells boutique clothes and hopes to increase her line of clothes.

Tim and Deanna bought two acres, together with the Appletown constructing, from Bob Daughtery and Gary Stearman. Lincoln Metropolis Council then authorised their request to rezone the property from agriculture/residential to a enterprise zoning designation.

Deanna stated they need Appletown to proceed to be a tribute to households who owned the constructing prior to now, together with the Rogers, Reed and Watson households.

Lincoln was recognized for its apple orchards, and Deanna stated she needs to maintain that historical past alive for folks. For many years, clients might cease by Appletown and decide up handpicked apples and selfmade apple cider to take pleasure in.

    LYNN KUTTER ENTERPRISE-LEADER This sales space at Appletown Retailer in Lincoln provides woodcraft objects. The shop additionally has Christmas decorations and presents, womens clothes, baked items, Lincoln Wolves attire, jewellery and glassware.
 
 
  photo  LYNN KUTTER ENTERPRISE-LEADER Artist Jonathan Fox is sitting in entrance of a mural he painted of the entrance of the brand new Appletown Retailer constructing in Lincoln. He has his personal studio within the retailer and prefers to make use of acrylic paint. Jonathan additionally helps his mom, Levicy Fox, who’s utilizing a separate area at Appletown Retailer for her Fox within the Henhouse Bakery.
 
 
  photo  LYNN KUTTER ENTERPRISE-LEADER Tim and Deanna Morris-O’Brien are the homeowners of the brand new Appletown Retailer in Lincoln. They wish to maintain the historical past of the constructing, in addition to present a spot for native distributors to supply their handmade crafts and different objects on the market to construct up their companies.
 
 

 

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