Grant Creek Mercantile opens in LaFontaine

Grant Creek Mercantile is located at 14 W. Branson St. in LaFontaine and offers a variety of quilting and crafting products. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

LAFONTAINE – A new specialty shop has opened on LaFontaine’s main strip.

Grant Creek Mercantile, located at 14 W. Branson St., specializes in quilting and primitives and stocks a variety of craft supplies, according to Pam Whitner, business owner.

“We sell quilting fabric and quilting books,” Whitner told The Paper of Wabash County. “Wool, punch needle patterns and supplies, cross stitch floss, patterns and fabric, wool rug making (are also available). We sell painted floor clothes and boxes and primitives, such as lighting, Christmas décor and every day décor.”

Whitner said she decided to the open the Grant Creek Mercantile on Branson Street because LaFontaine’s her hometown.

“We had lived away from LaFontaine for a number of years and we moved here a year ago,” she explained, “and it had always been my dream after retirement to open a quilt store with quilting fabric and other items. There was a historical building available here in LaFontaine and it just all came together.”

She added that she hopes to offer the LaFontaine an opportunity to craft.

“I’m a creative person and I love to be around creative people,” Whitner said. “We are going to offer a stitch-in twice a month where customers come or friends come and work on their hand projects that they’re working on. (I’m hoping to offer) just a sense of togetherness in the community, get acquainted and get around creative people. That always gets the ideas flowing.

“There’s a large number of quilters in our area so (I hope the store) brings us together and have a place to share our creativity.”

The Grant Creek Mercantile is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stitch-in will take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, check out the Grant Creek Mercantile on Facebook.

Posted on 2017 Nov 14