Cozy Corner opened on Black Friday on Nov. 27, 2015, in Lynn, Indiana. Sisters Liz DeHaven and Claire Griffith had long dreamed of opening their own shop.
DeHaven had worked for 35 years in human resources for a manufacturing firm, and holds a business degree. Her sister, Griffith had moved back from Phoenix to Cleveland where she worked in the medical field at the Cleveland Clinic. Both sisters felt the time was right to make a career change and do something else. When both ended up in Lynn, Indiana, it was a good time to make the change. DeHaven is married to Mark, a very busy cattle farmer.
A building at the stop light of Highway 27 in Lynn, Indiana, went up for sale and after a little negotiating; DeHaven bought the building in May 2015.
DeHaven had accumulated a large collection and held it in storage on their farm and continue to search for items for the store. The sisters immediately got busy on the building. The beautiful tin ceiling had been painted, so they quickly found a way to change the look to a real vintage appearance, taking weeks to accomplish. They ripped up the flooring, found an underlayment, then carpeting, then padding, and the treasure appeared, hardwood floors! Hours and hours were spent removing, nails and staples to reveal a beautiful vintage floor.
The shop is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday limited hours, but is always open by noon. The shop offers, antiques, primitives, home décor and gifts. It is a beautiful addition to the area in Randolph County now sprinkled with many antique shops and art attractions. Worth a drive to the area.
Please join the Preservation Society of Union City Indiana-Ohio, Inc. in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Indiana in downtown Union City at the Community Room, 103 N. Columbia St. March 19 at 6 p.m. in downtown Union City.
The evening will include a fun evening sharing the heritage and artifacts of Indiana on the Prairie for $25 per person, reservations required. Contact Ted Leahey at 765-964-5370. Reservations must be made by March 14. Hurry only limited tickets are available.
Union City Plein Air Group meets every Monday morning at the Strock-Wasson Gallery, 324 Oak St., Union City, Indiana, at 9 a.m. during the winter months, and 8 a.m. when weather is more suitable. Any artist or budding artist is welcome to join the group. You can use any medium you prefer. During the warmer months, the group departs for a destination to paint a picture of a landscape or barn or area.
As Union City has become a community of arts, antiques and volunteers, together you can make a difference. What have you done for your community this week?
Linda DeHaven is the new author of the weekly column Union City News for The Daily Advocate. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.