The contents of which were maticulasly neat, clean and organized and displayed more like an art show than a store. They call it "a country store," but you can’t walk through here without recognizing the care and sophistication involved in preparing this shop.
All things sewing. Material and threads of all colors. Sewing patern kits, sewing kits and sewing tools. And that’s just the tip of the iceburg hidden below in the cellar gift shop.
If you shop for anything related to threads, material or sewing, or need a rare and unique gift, this is a place you must shop.
Margie’s Country Store has become a landmark of the Historic District.
U.S. business statistics report that individuals &/or partners attempt to start up a business on average
8 times before they are successful. Marketing, advertising, location, expenses, suppliers, customers, customer
care, the business plan, insurance, products, pricing, location (location, location, location), the market
surounding, the economy as a whole, and frankly much more than we can’t fit in here, all have to come
together for a business to be successful. And to remain successful, it’s just not what the company does
on the inside, the supply of quality products and services plus location, it’s also up to the whims of
public interest, i.e. the demand, which anyone affected by the tourism can attest to.
Anyone familier with Main Street, Madison Indiana, can surely site several startups which
eventually, and some times after not very long, entered and then subsequently exited the market.
Margie’s Country Store has sustained 54 years in the Madison market.
Very few shops can claim that.
If you’re interested in this span of history,
here are some links to read more about these years in the U.S. and around the world.
Just reading about 1969 (below) makes one realize how much has happened in the last