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Taylor O'Neal and Amanda Maness cut a ribbon to officially open The Cottage Market at 200 W. Main in Valley Center.

Cottage finds a home on Main St.
By Chris Strunk
Last Updated: October 05, 2017

The move is complete.

Amanda Maness and Taylor O'Neal opened The Cottage Market in downtown Valley Center late last month and had a chamber of commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30 to officially mark its relocation from Kechi.

The shop, which sells a variety of primitive, antique and repurposed furniture and household furnishings as well as clothing and healthy alternative food, is located at 200 W. Main in one of the oldest downtown buildings.

“We just took a leap, and that's what led us here," Maness said. “… Seeing the support we've had in this community since we opened has been phenomenal."

The building's interior underwent an extensive renovation in just three weeks as crews, led by Maness' husband, Chad, stripped the walls and ceiling to their original surfaces.

Decorated with merchandise, it now reflects the shop's “modern farmhouse" theme.

The Cottage Market opened for business Fall Festival weekend.

“I don't have words for how wonderful it's been," Maness said. “The community has just really gotten behind us and it's awesome."

The store's hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The store also offers regular classes, such as cake decorating and calligraphy.

O'Neal, who lives in Bel Aire, started The Cottage Market in Kechi two years ago. Maness, who lives in Valley Center, was a vendor in the store before becoming a co-owner.

“From the chamber's perspective, we're thrilled to have you here," said Valley Center Chamber of Commerce President Brian Jansen. “… The work that you do and the things that you have are amazing."

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