The New Store In Town

Report by Susan Barnett

The little village storefront next to the firehouse best known as the Hildebrand building will be the home of a new Franklin business.

Karin Bowker has opened Mercantile On Main there with her son, Kenny. The store will feature country primitive furniture and decor. Bowker’s previous business, Karin’s Kountry Kubby, has been a popular store in Walton for three years, and she says she is known to many people from her business presence at Delaware County Fair.

Bowker says she plans to be open from Thursdays to Sunday year ’round and may offer classes during the winter months. The building was bought last year by Los Angeles film director Michael Paxton. He hopes eventually to use the building as a showcase for his Hollywood memorabilia collection.

Mercantile on Main is now open for business.