June Moon Furniture in Berkley has had a banner year.
The home decor and design shop on Coolidge Highway opened one year ago Thursday and owner Maureen Popkin has since built up a loyal clientele, introduced new furniture lines and spearheaded the launch of the Coolidge Collection of businesses.
She will mark the anniversary with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the shop during the Coolidge Collection's monthly First Thursdays, when businesses along the highway stay open late and offer special goodies to entice shoppers. The June Moon reception, which is open to the public, will feature door prizes and refreshments from Butterfly Bake Shoppe and Party Cakes.
"Come walk up and down the street and see what else is going on," Popkin urged.
During the coming year, Popkin said she plans to hire several employees and promote the commercial June Moon Furniture line she launched in October.
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Popkin said that while owning a small business is challenging and business could always be better, she is optimistic about the future.
"(The shop) felt like it was too much space (when I opened) and I'm thinking by next year, it may not be enough space," Popkin said. "I am really looking forward to what the next year could bring for me."
If you go
- When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
- Where: June Moon Furniture in Berkley
- Cost: Free
- Why go: Wish owner Maureen Popkin congratulations on the first anniversary of June Moon Furniture, win door prizes, enjoy refreshments from Butterfly Bake Shoppe and Party Cakes, and check out other businesses along Coolidge Highway during the monthly First Thursdays event.