Since last November,
Nichols and Stafford
has been making downtown Dexter feel more like home. The home décor shop at 8106 Main St. opened by co-owners Cathy Swan and Laura Telesco carries a variety of home accoutrements such as lamps, mirrors, accent tables, throws, pillows, clocks, and a collection of vintage tin.
Telesco says the shop was intended as a complement to The Home Store, a furniture purveyor located two doors down and also owned by Swan.
Telesco and Swan are the sole employees, but Telesco says the store has expanded the number of reps whose products they carry from four to 20.
"We're generating business for people who are repping these companies, bringing foot traffic hopefully into Dexter, and complementing the other stores," she says, adding, "People are coming here to have lunch, to walk around, go in some stores. Now that our riverfront is being developed this summer, we're going to have an amphitheater down there, a canoe livery. I just think Dexter is turning into more of a little destination town to come and visit."
Source: Laura Telesco, co-owner, Nichols and Stafford
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar