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Quilt shop opens in new location

| January 5, 2015
Mercantile on Main started 2015 in a new location at 313 Main St., the site of the former Good News Book Store. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Mercantile on Main started 2015 in a new location at 313 Main St., the site of the former Good News Book Store. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Mercantile on Main is starting 2015 in a brand new location on Main Street.

“The main reason we moved is because we needed more room and the old Good News Book Store location allowed us to increase our space quite a bit,” said Denise Guthrie, who owns Mercantile on Main. “I loved where I was, but this building gives us the same tall ceilings to display quilts, more floor space and I think we fit well with the antique mall next door.”

Mercantile on Main was located at 603 Main St., but the new address is 313 Main St. The phone number and hours are still the same. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and can be reached at 622-5956.

In addition to selling material and quilt supplies, the store also offers quilting classes to the public.

“Here I’ll be able to keep my classroom set up,” Guthrie said. “I was always reconfiguring it at the old location and having to limit my class sizes.”

She also sells Riccar Vacuums and services other brands.

“I think we have great customer service and go above and beyond,” Guthrie said.

People outside of Coshocton also have noticed the store as it was featured in the spring 2014 issue of “Quilt Sampler” magazine, which is published by Better Homes and Gardens.

“Quilt Sampler” is published just twice a year and features quilt shops across North America and even has an overseas following. A panel of quilt experts select the shops that are featured and also pick one from past editions of the magazine to revisit. Mercantile on Main was one of close to 3,000 quilt shops that were eligible to apply for the honor.

“We were so busy last year (because of the magazine) and I think one of the rewards we are reaping from it is being able to move into a bigger space,” Guthrie said. “It makes us really proud and thrilled to be able to draw people from all over the United States here and add vibrancy to Main Street.”

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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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