In a little more than a year since Stephanie Jagow opened The Market—a home decor and clothing boutique in Magnolia—she said she did not expect her business would expand so rapidly. The Market relocated to a bigger space with better street visibility in May and plans to add a craft studio in February.
“We took a leap of faith, and it was a little scary,” Jagow said. “When you go into a bigger building, everything is going to cost more. We hoped the community would back us, see us and love everything we had to offer.”
She launched the store in a small, 600-square-foot lot on the back row of The Culinary Courtyard on Tamina Road in December 2016. Now, The Market is one of the front-facing anchors of the same plaza. The courtyard sits next to the Farmer’s Market on Tamina held each Saturday, a launch pad for many local vendors including Jagow.
Jagow said The Market is different from its competitors because of the focus on one-of-a-kind and handmade local products.
After more than a decade as a florist and interior designer, Jagow said she wanted to create a space to showcase her work and friends’ talents. At any time, The Market features more than 10 local merchants.
“I wanted to keep with the [essence]of the farmers market, where everything is fresh, homegrown or handmade,” she said.
With more space, Jagow said she is converting part of the store into Shabby Shard, a space for private art classes and events. The studio will allow space for birthday celebrations, corporate parties and other events. It will also serve as the dedicated space for art programs like a summer craft camp, Jagow said.
The vast development of the street has boosted the store’s profile, she said. Tamina Road also serves as a cut-through from FM 1488 to FM 2978.
“As more people find this little stretch and businesses continue to open, it will be more and more [traffic],” she said. “It is an extremely busy street.”
32907 Tamina Road, Magnolia
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