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Keeping it real.
I like to reach customers wherever they are. My online shop is great and all, and I take a lot of pride in it, but it doesn't mean anything without people. When my husband moved his computer business to a small local shop in 2012, I also began to keep a jewelry corner there, to show and sell jewelry to customers. The space works well for both of us, and provides a unique and welcoming place where I can meet customers and do business.
Our little shop is not fancy, but I think that's a great reason to love it. The building, itself was once a little turn-of-the-century grocery store, and now, a little displaced in time, has had to adapt. The space in the building is now used partly for business (ours), and partly for apartments. I think it is quirky and lovely. I keep a few flowers in the front, and we always keep coffee on.
If you live or shop in Des Moines, just stop by during the computer shop's regular hours (CW Smith Computer Services), or ask me for more details to set up an appointment.
If you prefer to shop at my booth at the next craft show, sign up for my e-mail list so you can get the local news.
Where & When: 2620 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50316, Earth
Mon/Wed/Fri: 8 am to 5 pm | Tues & Thurs: by appointment
because you're awesome! that's why.