'Locally Made' opening in Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 1, 2009 - 5:57pm
When I drive through the Village of Le Roy, I see nothing but potential. It's a quaint "downtown" -- couple of blocks set against a scenic creek and a sense of history.
It's a shame there are so many vacant store fronts in Le Roy.
So, when I got this announcement today from Janice Revier, I was quite happy. It's great to see a pair of entrepreneurs investing in Le Roy:
Take a walk down Main Street, number 70 to be exact (between the Wiss Hotel and Townsend Oil), and you’ll find a new shop in town – “the Locally Made shop.” This venture, started by Colleen O’Connor from Stafford and Jan Revier from LeRoy, will be a teaching gallery, displaying and selling items made by artisans from Genesee and surrounding counties.
It expects to be open starting July 10th and while in its infancy, it currently has some hand-woven products, hooked rugs and mats (traditionally hooked, not latch hooked), handspun and hand-dyed yarns, and some knit items. While this inventory is currently made up of fiber-related output, the goal is to have more artisans from different quality crafts represented – artwork, pottery, jewelry, basketry, quilting, photography and any other medium which blends well with the store’s other merchandise. Applications to be represented at the shop will be available at the store itself or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or a copy of the application.
The shop will be open Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other times by appointment. Ultimately. they expect to have some supplies related to their handwork available, possibly an evening gathering where you can bring your project to work on, a small lending library of related books and magazines, and to conduct classes when there is enough interest. In the meantime, drop in and say hello and watch an heirloom being created. Any and all encouragement will be greatly appreciated and just maybe this can breathe a little life into downtown LeRoy. At least “the Locally Made shop” is
going to try.