Story by Paige Effinger, Contributing writer
Rose + Mary Market had its grand opening March 4 on 15th Street across from Murray State’s campus.
Tammy Gingles, owner, and her husband bought the building and failed to rent it out, so she decided turn it into her own home goods store.
Rose + Mary Market is named after members of Gingles’ family.
Gingles said that there was a concern about lack of parking for the establishment, but she believes that if you put items in a store that women want, they will find a way to get there.
“It’s been fun, and I think it’s probably just a God thing,” Gingles said.
Gingles and her family have been in Murray for 35 years, and she said they have supported local businesses in the past.
Her son also owns a local business – Burrito Shack – located right next door.
Gingles’ family has helped her in opening the store. Her daughters have assisted with picking out the items and going to a market with her in Atlanta, Georgia.
The style of the home goods offered in the store is a combination of Gingles’ and her daughters’ styles. It has many neutral items, along with Gingles’ style of a splash of color.
“I’m just going to fill it with stuff that I love and look at it all day,” Gingles said.
Along with the items they bought at the market in Atlanta, they hope to add furniture items from a local craftsman.
The store will be open on Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but store hours may be extended their in the future.