Poppy and Co. Goes Permanent after Spaceworks
The Spaceworks program links businesses, artists, and other groups with empty spaces. Most of the empty spaces are downtown or in Hilltop. In the past six months, three businesses have planted themselves as a result of Spaceworks. The most recent is Poppy & Co.-a co-op of furniture artists located at 765 Broadway.
Poppy & Co. combines the power of several furniture businesses-Modern Cottage Company, Nest, Bride on a Bike, Euphemeral Designs, and Mod Century. All of these are owned and operated by women-girl power!
Furniture styles represented range from pre-WWII through modern stylings. The artists on tap do a range of things to furniture-paint it, add hardware to it, repair it, reupholster.
"As individual women we all dreamed of having this nature of business, but were limited in our ability to do it alone," says Merri Van Houte, owner of Nest. "As a group, we found our path quickly. We bonded, we grew, we overcame, we learned a great deal about business, ourselves and each other and we built our courage and passion and drive to make the next big leap."