By LEIGH C. MERRIFIELD
News & Journal Editor
Owner Melissa Aldridge keeps her creative juices flowing and adds to her merchandise all the time – from small items to larger furniture pieces, seasonal items, a paint line, specialty food items and even a new line of casual clothing!
Last August, she launched “Urban Market”, a three-day pop-up shop located right next door to Home Style that offers shoppers a new concept appealing to those who love the urban farmhouse style of decorating, which is a mix of modern farmhouse and the industrial look.
Store Manager Amanda Sayers noted that while pop-up shops are very popular in larger cities, it has been something new for a small community to incorporate this. But it has taken off in this area!
“We usually have one once a month in March, April and May … and again in August through December. Each Urban Market displays all new merchandise every month it’s hosted, and since we typically sell 90% of what we have every time, we can continue to change what customers see at each market. It’s like a new store every month!” Amanda said.
It is said that while urban farmhouse décor can offer gracious grandeur to a home, it remains surprisingly humble too. In any case, it is welcoming … it says ‘home’! And who doesn’t want their house to be a ‘home’? If that is the look you’re trying to capture, then you won’t want to miss this month’s Urban Market, which begins today and continues through Saturday, October 13th. Urban Market will open its doors on October 11th from 5 to 8 p.m., and will offer full days of shopping opportunities on both Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th with hours from 10 a.m. to 5…