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First-time store owner living out her dream with new business in Charlotte

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 29, 2023

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Studio Marketplace in Charlotte has been open for over a month now, and the store owner says it has been amazing to see the growth since their grand opening.

"It's been a super positive impact on the community. I love the response I received from them and the support, which Charlotte is great for always," said owner Melissa Randell.

As a first-time store owner, Randell's main message has been to make her store a new home for all women.

"Mission is to empower other women, and I want to do that by cultivating a space where they can come with their gifts and creations and believe more is possible," she said. "What I really love is when they come into the store, and they look around, 'Are you still accepting vendors? Because I actually make this,' and it empowers them to ask to be apart of it."

Randell manifested her dream, and her hope is to inspire others.

"For me and the store, it's showing people that things are possible that they can do whatever they want with a little bit of hard work and effort," she said.

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3:45 PM, May 23, 2022

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