Centerville Marketplace Celebrates 4th Birthday

March 30, 2014 in Editorials

After many years of working for others, Korie Cochran decided to take the plunge four years ago and open her own business in downtown Centerville, Tenn. She had always enjoyed visiting antique stores and shops that displayed hand-crafted items. So, when Korie began planning what would become the Centerville Marketplace, she knew she wanted to be surrounded daily by things she enjoyed. That included food, antiques, books, pottery, handmade soaps and candles… just to name a few.

Hickman County is full of folks who make and do so many things,” says Cochran, “I saw opening this business as a way to support local artisans and entrepreneurs by providing a place where they could sell their work without the expense of opening their own business.” The original Centerville Marketplace opened four years ago in a charming but small space on the Centerville Square. “We outgrew that space in about two weeks,” jokes Korie. Three years ago she moved the already popular store to its current location, which gave her three floors to spread out and accommodate 50-plus vendors.

As customers approach the check-out counter at the Marketplace, Korie often asks “Did you find a treasure?” And when she is asked what she treasures the most about her store her list is long. “I love when folks find the perfect thing that many times they didn’t even know they were looking for,” she says “I also love when customers share stories and memories that the items in our store bring to their mind,” Korie adds, “I love seeing all the new faces that come into Marketplace for the first time and I love my regulars who come in each week just to see what’s new.” The Centerville Marketplace is celebrating its fourth Birthday all month long with sales, specials and door prize drawings. Visit Korie and her vendors Tuesday through Friday from 9:30-4:30 & Saturday from 10:30-2:30. The store is located on the Centerville Square.

By April Podnar, Centerville, Tennessee