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Northville Business Spotlight on Starring the Gallery

This week, we highlight a Main Street business owned by Northville resident Mary Starring.

There are many interesting businesses that call Northville home, from clothing retailers to restaurants to salons and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard.

Each Thursday, we'll feature a new Northville business to learn more about its roots and more. This week, we feature , a business owned by Mary Starring, who tells us more about it below.

Q: When were you founded?

Founded in 2001 under the Name Swearingen Visions. In 2007, it changed to Starring The Gallery.

Q: How did your business come to be?

I've lived in downtown Northville since 1985 and have always thought I would like to open a business in Downtown, after my life in the automotive         world.  So in 2001, Nancy Swearingen and I started Swearingen Visions, using her art background and my business background.  We first did the Northville Victorian Festival in 2001 and the Ann Arbor winter art fair and decided that would not be the way we wanted to continue. So in 2005 Jim Long was starting to build 120 W. Main and the rest, as they say, is history. We opened our doors officially on November 15, 2005.

Q: Why did you choose Northville?

We chose Northville because it's where I lived and was tired of the 45 minute commute each way to work.

Q: What kinds of services do you offer?

We offer jewelry, painting, ceramics etc.. made by local artists, and other great gift items.

Q: What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?

That we have been open in downtown since November 2005!

Q: What do you want your business to be best known for?

Like my customers to feel that when they leave they had the best experience.

Q: What's your most popular product or service?

Our most popular service is the First Friday Experience where we feature a new artist every month, as well as wine and appetizers.  From time to time also have live music, additional artists.

Interested in being featured in our Northville Business Spotlight? Email nancy.kelsey@patch.com for more details.

Debra Pope July 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Mary, the store owner and her staff are the best at customer service, you actually feel like a friend when in their store. They have lovely things to buy from small to exotic. The prices are fair and you know if you need a gift of any kind, you will find it there.
EBC July 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM
This is a really fun store. A lot of unique items, all price ranges.
Cynthia Milewski July 21, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I love this store!! I just get lost every time I go inside. The prices and the wide array of unique items keeps pulling me back. The staff is so happy and helpful too!

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