Market Village A Growing Unique Shopping Experience

By Lorri Drumm
The Meadville Tribune, Pa.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Three buildings in Conneautville’s Market Village house local entrepreneurs who hope to soon be joined by other village shops to create the town’s own Market Village where shoppers can wonder about the mini town and find an assortment of local wares.

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One savvy shopper snatched up a rare antique Hoosier cabinet with copper-lined drawers Thursday morning at Buddy Mouse Creations and Collectibles.

“He was in looking at it last week,” Karen Hanna said excitedly of the cabinet she refurbished after she did her own snatching from a garage sale. Hanna claims to be the “Buddy” in the shop’s name.

That shopper might have sensed that word is getting out about the distinctive items available within the three buildings that line the grounds of Canal Park, just north of Conneautville on Route 18. He made sure he got that cabinet while the gettin’ was good.

The Hoosier might be sold, but Hanna and her partners at Buddy Mouse, Samantha Paskorz and Marilyn (Mouse) Vennare, claim to have lots more projects to add to the treasures for future shoppers.

Each of the three buildings in Conneautville’s Market Village house local entrepreneurs who hope to soon be joined by other village shops to create the town’s own Market Village where shoppers can wonder about the mini town and find an assortment of local wares.

The Buddy Mouse shop that occupies a spot between two other shops opened in May. The three women who run the shop are rookies to the world of owning and running a business. Opening a shop seemed like the perfect way to combine their talents, according to Paskorz.

“Karen and my mom did crafts,” Paskorz said. “Mom was also an antique collector.”

The shop features antiques, vintage items, artwork, refurbished furniture and things you may not find anywhere else.

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