Looking to create a “general store” locally, two woman, Michelle Stettler and Aneita Christman, both of Mansfield, opened Heritage Springs Marketplace Friday, Aug. 30. They plan on a grand opening during the LUMA celebration Sept. 28.
The store, located at 50 West Wellsboro St. across from NP-Mansfield High School, is open seven days a week: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Included in the store’s offerings are items old and new, many gathered from flea markets, yard sales, auctions and estate sales.
The store has a combination of old and vintage items, mixed with new, handcrafted soaps made by Stettler, and candles made by Barb Mitchell of Mansfield.
The two women, now friends as well as business partners, met at auctions as they both seemed to show up at the same ones.
“Our last kid graduated four years ago, and we started going to auctions,” Christman said.
Though parking in front of the store, which was a nursery school and before that the Mansfield location of the North Penn Gas Company, is a challenge, spaces can be found across the street at the high school on weekends and also on the street.