THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
We are now located on the Lower Level in Morgantown Market. A 90 dealer co-op that is just amazing!!
Open every day - 10 am to 5 pm
2940 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A TALE OF TWO JOURNEYS AND HOW THEY CAME ABOUT....

The Cinnamon Stick (now referred to TCS), first started in Morgantown in 1991 - after 7 years of being Doyle's Country Porch in our home.  This was a very scary adventure (thank you Bev Price for the push)!!  It was a 300 sq. foot store that I made the best I could of that space and we really did make a nice living there.  Ready made customers that visited The Mill Property kept us going...TCS was attached  to the Mill but a separate store.  We enjoyed 9 years at this location.  As we needed (two in college) to make more sales and grow we looked for a second store - it found us (thank you Gail)!!  It was the Hereford store....two floors, basement and finished attic. This was August, 1999! We signed a lease and drove away saying "what the **** did we just do.  We kept both stores opened for one year - until one day (while Tony was working the Hereford store - yeah he use to work it - smiling)  I was in Morgantown wanting to be in Hereford and then I was in Hereford wanting to be in Morgantown.  I had to give one up and it was the smaller Morgantown store.  I have never regretted it, but the fondness for Morgantown has never left me.
That brings us to 18 years later and 18 years "older", when we realized one day we were not going to keep this up forever.  We decided to open in a co-op, get established,  so we never ever had to stop doing what we loved, 
That brought us back to Morgantown to the Market - best decision we made.  We took a nice sized booth but soon found I couldn't do it justice, so we went to a smaller one (that round robin effect)!! I love it there. The owners are great and always looking out for you, the other vendors that I had the chance to meet are all eager and excited about their booths.  A place where everyone works together for the best shopping experience.  AND, my choice as we close the Hereford store the end of February and finish our shopkeeping journey back in Morgantown....yes you can go home again and it is welcoming!!  It isn't easy - change isn't always easy - but change is a new beginning - follow here to see how we are handling it!
This is what I accomplished today....LOL - okay I know not much, but all of this was in our little booth and decisions on what to bring here for displaying our wares, what we will sell here and what we will sell in Hereford are my new challenge....yep - I am UP for it...
You can find us downstairs, first room, surrounded by great vendors...

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