Local business celebrates one-year anniversary

Published 5:56 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

Last fall, two Bainbridge women opened the doors to their quaint southern store focused on the curation of American craft in downtown Bainbridge.

Now a year later, the owners of Maiden South are expanding their storefront into the space next door.

“It doesn’t feel real,” co-owner Natalie Kirbo said. “It feels like someone should pinch us.”

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“Apparently we like to be terribly stressed out in October,” co-owner Jessica Allen said of expanding at the store’s one-year anniversary. “We’re very thankful for the community.”

Kirbo said that the original space at 123 N. West St. will be used for classes and events and eventually for someone else wanting to start out. The duo is calling the space where they began their venture One Two Three.

“We were hitting a growing pain, and then we got this opportunity,” Allen said.

“And everything clicked into place,” Kirbo finished.

The pair plan to use the bigger space to do and sale things they previously didn’t have room for.

“We want it to be even more of a meeting place,” Allen said.

Items currently sold at Artsy on Square will be offered at Mad Rose in Bainbridge, and Ashley Long and his art will share the space with Allen and Kirbo.