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Memory Laine opens on 23rd Street

By ANDY HALLMAN, Ledger news editor | Apr 01, 2013
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Michelle Higdon opened a consignment shop, Memory Laine, March 19 in Fairfield.

A new business opened in Fairfield in late March, and its sales are already through the roof.

Memory Laine is a consignment shop specializing in furniture, wall ornaments, handcrafted items, small décor, collectibles and other antiques at 601 S. 23rd St., in the same building as Creative Edge Master Shop. Michelle Higdon manages the store.

The store opened March 19. Higdon said it’s the first consignment shop she has ever opened. She said her mother collected a lot of stuff, and Higdon thought she would never be like her mother. Now she says she’s probably more of a collector than her mother.

“We started out buying stuff for our house and it escalated from there,” she said. “We started doing flea markets, auctions and things like that.”

Higdon’s husband, Jeff, owns Everything Stone, a business in the same building. Jeff was aware a portion of the building had sat empty for a year, and suggested to Michelle she open her business there. Jeff did the carpentry work in the store’s vestibule.

Higdon said she has been pleasantly surprised at the number of sales she’s made since the business opened. SunnyBrook Living Care Center bought a number of items from her in order to make its residents feel at home with old-fashioned furniture and decorations. SunnyBrook also asked Higdon to decorate its dementia room.

“This will be the first time I’ve decorated for a business,” Higdon said.

The store is named Memory Laine after the Higdons’ child Kota Laine, who died at five months of age.

Higdon can be reached at 919-6394.

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