Tin Cottage, a Franklin-based home and gift shop, will open a second location in Columbia.
Owner of the Tin Cottage Marianne DeMeyers first opened Tin Cottage in Franklin back in 1999 and moved to its current location on Main Street in April 2018.
Now, a new storefront will open in downtown Columbia at 803 South Main Street at the Public Square.
DeMeyers shared the store hopes to open by the end of September, if not they will be open in the first week of October for the “First Friday,” an after-hours event that takes place on the first Friday of each month in downtown Columbia. The next “First Friday” will be on Friday, October 4.
In keeping with the same theme as the Franklin store, DeMeyers says it will be a happy space.
“We are designing a “Happy Space” just for Columbia! We are in a historic building with beautifully restored exposed brick walls, so we not going to paint them. However, we are working on a really cool art installation to go along with our lighted happy sign. So it will definitely feel like Tin Cottage, Columbia style!” shared DeMeyer.
And for those who make the Franklin shop a destination, you can expect to find more of the same in Columbia.
“The shop will be filled with cheerful gifts and home entertaining pieces like the Franklin shop. You will find familiar card lines, serving pieces, women’s accessories and items that put a smile on your face. And hopefully make you chuckle!” DeMeyer says.
But there will also be something new for the Columbia store – custom items, gifts, and apparel just for the Columbia community.
“Greg and I are so excited about the expansion to Columbia! We have met with friends with businesses in Columbia, other entrepreneurs, and Columbia city officials. The town is truly energized about the growth that is happening there. It was a thrill to be in a room with such genuine enthusiasm. They have a great vision to grow Columbia and Greg and I hope to play our small part in making that happen,” shared DeMeyers.