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River View Trading Post is the new small town store helping small town entrepreneurs

By Charlotte Smith

River View Trading Post offers a variety of locally made products to help small town entrepreneurs.  The owners of the new business James Leach, Crystal McDaniel, and Kyle Culkin, collaborated together to help others with crafty talents succeed.

James explained, “Crystal and I were both looking for a place. We saw others were looking for a place to offer their products, who were like us, and wanted to sell their stuff, but didn’t want to open up a whole store front. So we opened the new store in town offering a variety of gifts made from several different vendors.”

He added, “We are a small town store and we want to be able to support our small town.”

There are 26 different vendors offering products inside the trading post and they are all made by local folks.

Alteration, gifts, jewelry, bows, wreaths, topiaries, pillows, ceramics, CBD products and much more are all for sale. Judy Carraway offers bows. Marcia Bustos has wreaths available. Linda Cashwell has jewelry and children goods for sale. Tamra Lynn offers box wood wreaths. Tammy Keshler has ocean art with sea glass and jewelry available. Brooke Vance also offers art. Mark and Lee Hendrix are selling custom cups and drink ware. Frankie Burney has wood art. Eric Heath has CBD products. Erin Groves makes custom head beads and scrunchies for sale. James Leach does alterations and he and Kyle are offering event planning services. Crystal McDaniel offers full color prints on shirts, license plates, home decor, and much more!

Now until the end of June when you mention this article while visiting the store you will be entered in a drawing to receive a prize made by one of the local vendors, according to James.

Photos by Kylee Kellam

The store held a grand opening on June 1st, but opened their doors in May. They announced their hours as 9 a.m. until 8 p.m, Monday through Friday. The store is located at 109 N Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. You may find out more about them by visiting their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram, @RiverViewTrading.

“We are in the process of getting a new system to be able to sell and ship everything online,” James said.

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