After college, Amy Zane spent a few years in what she calls her seeker phase. One morning, she saw an ad for a job where she could learn to make jewelry while also learning how to manage a retail store.
In the quaint downtown district of Dowagiac, you’ll find a store called Rosy Tomorrows. From the excellent customer service provided by the always-friendly staff to the stellar combination of gift and home goods, Rosy Tomorrows sets the bar high for the downtown district stores.
Fayling began working on the next steps: a sales plan, website, and recipes. He already enjoyed creating his beef jerky, so now it was time to step it up. He had done extensive research before leaving his job, so things fell into place pretty quickly.
According to manager Mike Evans, vinyl has taken over as the biggest-selling music format since the 1980s. He says it is about the music for many, but even more than that, it is about the uniqueness of the album artwork and the slightly imperfect sounds of listening to music on vinyl.
From the old bones of a remodeled Sinclair gas station, Heilman’s Nuts & Confections has been serving the Kalamazoo community with delightful treats since 1988. Carefully curated nuts from the US and Brazil are roasted on the premises, and a wide selection of handmade white, milk, and dark chocolates fill several glass cases.
Eagle Street Market in the heart of downtown South Haven is the answer to any antique shopper’s dream. This giant indoor market spans 9,500 square feet and is home to more than 50 antique vendors. Fittingly, the building itself is more than 100 years old and was one of the first Ford dealerships in the state.
She had always had an eye for home décor and design. The pieces seemed to fall into place in perfect order, and she found herself setting up her new store, troVe, in Portage.
Soltysiak’s style of ceramic artwork is organic and earthy. She employs a wide variety of firing techniques -- wood fired, stoneware, Raku, smoke fired, pit fired, salt and soda fired -- and each creates a distinct look in the finished work.
Bretty’s, an eclectic folk-art home furnishing and gift store located just east of Jonesville, turned 30 years old on September 1st.
The staff at Olive Cart specialize in creating flavor explosions that will send your taste buds to another galaxy.