The Kountry Porch officially joined the Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce and held a ribbon cutting at their new store. The Kountry Porch is a craft store created by a mother and daughter team who love spending time together.
On Monday, Oct. 9, the Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn McClary arrived at the Kountry Porch with a giant pair of scissors and red ribbon to be cut by shop owners Nancy Adams and Lesly Ann Jessop.
The shop features antiques, rustic home décor and some unique crafts.
Adams stated, “We started in 2012 with some purses and wallets. The first thing we ever made was a mirror, and we worked out of a hair salon with just a bookshelf for our stuff.”
Jessop added, “We love to shop together, and it has become stressful when we shop alone because we end up having to text or send pictures to each other the whole time. If we order anything online, I will have her look at the cart before I purchase anything.”
Jessop continued, “Pinterest became a huge hit. From there we moved away from purses and towards home décor. We have been looking for a place in Battle Mountain for over a year and we couldn’t find a place that was up to code. Then this place opened up and we officially opened the store on July 21.”
The Kountry Porch has already participated in several of Chamber of Commerce events, including the wine walk, the beer crawl, cookie walk and several others.
The store is located across from the Owl Club Restaurant, at 142 S. Reese St. in Battle Mountain and will be hosting a grand opening for the store on Oct. 21.
Adams explained, “We have a lot going on for the grand opening. We will have a band to play for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and hot dogs and drinks are going to be available. We will also have raffle prizes during the event.”
The Kountry Porch employees consist of Adams and Jessop who described their work as “the only manpower” for the shop.
The owners are now part of the Chamber of Commerce and are hoping to have a packed house for their grand opening event.