Lowe opens new store in Roscoe Village

| April 11, 2014

DSCN1140COSHOCTON – Becky Lowe has sold her pottery in Roscoe Village for years and now she is giving other Ohio artists the opportunity to sell their handmade items at Ohio State of Mind.

“The goal of this store is to have only Ohio made products,” she said. “I am very passionate about helping other Ohio vendors expand their business.”

Lowe closed her Liberty Lady store in Roscoe Village and last week opened Ohio State of Mind in the old Jackson Township Hall at the other end of Whitewoman Street.

“We have everything from food to art,” she said. “Right now there are close to 30 vendors but we should have around 70 in a couple of months. There are a lot of wine related items like the stopper that is also a corkscrew and I also have Amish men doing woodworking for me.”

The products all feature quality craftsmanship and professional packaging. Lowe also is using her pottery making skills to add to some of the merchandise.

“We have dipping oils that I’m making trays for and there is soap that I’ll have soap dishes to go with,” she said. “I’m also making jam jars for the jam people. We are trying to integrate products to enhance gift buying.”

Lowe also plans to offer business and corporate gift baskets, holiday specials and use the store’s lower level for her pottery.

Prices on the handcrafted items at Ohio State of Mind range from $2 for candy to hundreds of dollars for bigger items such as furniture and artwork.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor is welcome to e-mail pictures of their work to [email protected] Lowe will take a look at their work and set up an appointment to talk about becoming a vendor if interested.

“The shape of the state of Ohio is really hot right now so we are looking to anything related to that,” Lowe said.

The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

“I want a good variety of vendors,” Lowe said. “We only have one coffee vendor, but we already have five jam people. We may have to start a waiting list, but we will always be changing things and making it different.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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