New Providence, NJ
I have a very unique store! I am a self taught artist who dreamt of one day opening a store to support other artists. My dream became a reality when I opened my store in 2009. I moved 2 years ago to a larger space to accommodate all the artists and currently carry the works of 40 local, U.S. and Fair Trade artists. As hard as it is for artists to sell their creations, TMC is a warm, inviting, comfortable place to shop so the artists I represent love being a part of our family. My latest BIG decision is to rebrand and make the name more conducive to the atmosphere of our store. No one understood what TMC meant (it's my children's initials) and Boutique is more for a clothing store, so I thought with the new location being so welcoming, rebranding would be exciting too. As excited as I am to make this change,, the meaning of "starving artist" is true and the cost of changing everything over is somewhat scary so winning this contest would be the best thing to happen to me since opening my store!!