Retail Profiles

April 2015
Jennifer Stupica

MM: What makes your store unique? The Coastal Discovery Museum is all about inspiring people to appreciate the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The items in the store serve to further educate our visitors or to serve as a memento of the time spent here. We work with local authors, artists... more »

Spring 2015
Manager’s Corner: Theresa Danneffel, John Ball Zoo

Museums & More recently caught up with Theresa Danneffel, who heads the Gifts of the Wild shop at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan. MM: What is your retail background? Danneffel: I started working at John Ball Zoo in 2002 while I was in college. During that time I... more »

March 2015
Jane Riley

What makes your store unique?   We devote our energy to creating and developing custom gifts that showcase Manassas and its rich history — things you cannot find anywhere else. We appeal not only to tourists, but to local community residents as well. We maintain a nice mix of choices, from souvenirs, books,... more »

February 2015
Teresa Dunlap

What makes your store unique? We are a tourist town, so I look for unique items that you won't find anywhere else in town as well as crafts made by local artisans. I am fortunate to have a few pieces of antique furniture from our collection that work perfectly for... more »

January 2015
Hannah Novak

What makes your store unique?The Curiosity Shop is unique because we are able to offer a wide variety of gift items for young and old. It is a tremendous opportunity to buy for a store that represents the experience one has within our museum. We aren't limited by a specified... more »

December 2014
Sallie Stutz

1. What makes your store unique?First, we are a Museum store that has an established to offer one-of-a-kind cultural products that represent our collection. But more recently, as our exhibitions have featured more local artists, we offer a wide range of products designed and manufactured by local Brooklyn artists. The... more »

November 2014
Theresa Danneffel

1. What makes your store unique? Our store is in the only zoo in Grand Rapids. We get calls from a variety of people asking about specific animals that they are interested in purchasing. They will say things like, I needed a River Otter stuffed animal, and I knew the... more »

October 2014
Donna Steakley

1.What makes your store unique?   Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a 9 ½- mile drive through Wildlife Park, in which most of the animals are free roaming in several pastures. Our nature store is located halfway through the drive on the Overlook, a beautiful natural area where you can... more »
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
616.887.9008
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