Dyer General Store Location Opens On The Corner Of Main And Franklin Streets
Located at the corner of North Main and East Franklin streets, the store offers a variety of items ranging from new brand name clothing to jewelry, Willow Tree and other collectables to primitive decor, furniture and a large selection of purses.
Kim began the business shortly after she and Davy were married by selling Avon products. The pair started picking up additional items and began selling at flea markets.
“We finally got enough people who knew who we were and what we were doing that if they ran out of things, they’d just come to the house,” Davy explained. “So we opened up the garage, got a business license and it just kind of expanded from there. We acquired enough business connections to where we could begin offering some name brand stuff. We have six kids, so there was always a need for clothes. A place in Worthington became available so we opened a shop there and it’s gone over very well for the past three years.”
Raised in Owen County, both Kim and Davy can recall former businesses that were once housed their new location in Spencer. Davy is a 1984 graduate of Owen Valley High School, while Kim graduated from OVHS in 1985.
“I can remember when Mr. (Lew) Moke operated (Winner’s Circle) and we’d come in and get stuff for school,” Davy said. “We started looking in Spencer and things worked out well to make it very affordable for us to expand. Kim had been putting items back in Worthington with hopes of doing something here eventually.”
Brands of clothing include Aeropostale, Hollister, American Eagle, Affliction, Children’s Place, Lid’l Dolly dresses and Sanuk Shoes.
“We have a lot of Buckle brand stuff, like Affliction, Xzavier, Angels and Diamonds, and Miss Me, which is stuff you wouldn’t think you could find in a small town,” Kim said. “The Aeropostale and Holliser items are from close-out sales, but the others are straight from the factory. We also have some kids clothes and Sanuk shoes.”
The front section of the store is dedicated to clothes, shoes and purses such as Coach and Louis Vuitton, while the second section is utilized for gifts, decorations and primitive, hand-made furniture crafted in Bloomfield.
“Everybody we’ve talked to has been real happy and have said that this (business) is just what Spencer needs,” Kim added. “I’d love to see downtown Spencer come to life again.”
The Spencer store is operated by son, Evan, who has spent plenty of time helping his parents at the Worthington location. Plans are also in the works for a grand opening during the weekend of the annual Spencer Lions Club Apple Butter Festival, September 15-16.
Located at 10 North Main Street in Spencer, Dyer General Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, call 812- 384-5406. The business can also be found on Facebook.
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