Episode 093

The Bungalow Market in Cornelius

Meet Greta McCoy

by | Feb 10, 2022

Show Notes:

In this episode, I sit down with the owner of The Bungalow Market in Cornelius. Owner Greta McCoy shares the story of her small business journey, and how she was inspired to bring a boutique home furnishings and furniture shopping experience to the Lake Norman area.

It’s a finely furnished episode 93 of The Best of LKN podcast. Enjoy getting to know Greta McCoy, owner of The Bungalow Market.

The Bungalow Market
19725 Oak Street, Unit 10
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
(980) 231-1275

Local businesses recognized in this episode:

Barrel & Fork | Cornelius, NC
Cain Center for the Arts | Cornelius, NC
Huck Cycles | Cornelius, NC
Beck on Broad | Mooresville, NC
Cool Fish | Cornelius, NC

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Transcript:

Narrator
Welcome to The Best of LKN, a podcast featuring the best small businesses and the most influential professionals around Lake Norman, North Carolina. Each week, we spotlight those businesses and individuals that are making a positive impact here in the Lake Norman area. Thanks for joining us, enjoy the show.

Jeff
Hello, friends and welcome back to The Best of LKN, Lake Norman’s number one small business podcast. We’ve been working hard to elevate our small business community since May of 2020, and we’re fast approaching our 100th Episode. Thanks as always to you, our faithful listener, for following along on this journey and taking some time out of your busy schedule to get to know some of the amazing small business owners in our area. The Best of LKN podcast, web blog, email newsletter, and forthcoming YouTube channel wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from our sponsors. They are Sodoma Law North, Blumengärten Florist, Clean Eatz Cafes, and Juelerye Fine Gifts and Art. All have been featured guests on the podcast before joining us as sponsors, and we’re so thankful to have their support. I’ll have links to these exceptional local businesses in the show notes as always. Don’t forget the complete show notes for all of our episodes can be found on our website at www.thebestoflkn.com. Speaking of our website, and specifically our blog, today we shared our latest article featuring the seven best bridal boutiques in the Lake Norman area exclusively with our email newsletter subscribers. Every week, we’re sending our email newsletter subscribers exclusive new content that features information on some of our favorite small businesses around Lake Norman. If you’d like to see these articles, simply sign up for our weekly email newsletter. The signup form is on our homepage, thebestoflkn.com. Simply enter your first name and email address and you’re good to go. Don’t worry, we’ll never spam your inbox, and you can unsubscribe anytime. It’s totally free, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today. Okay, in this episode, I sit down with the owner of the Bungalow Market in Cornelius. Owner Greta McCoy shares the story of her small business journey and how she was inspired to bring a boutique home furnishings and furniture shopping experience to the Lake Norman area. It’s a finely furnished Episode 93 of The Best of LKN podcast. Enjoy getting to know Greta McCoy, owner of the Bungalow Market.

Jeff
Greta, welcome to the podcast.

Greta
Thank you. Thanks so much for having me.

Jeff
Glad to have you here. I recently interviewed Laura and Aaron Aguilar with Aguilar Design Studio and Laura Aguilar Interiors, of course. And Laura gave you a shout out in that conversation and had so many wonderful things to say about the Bungalow Market. So, I was compelled to reach out to you and see if we could schedule an interview with you and feature the Bungalow Market on the podcast. So, thank you so much for joining us.

Greta
Oh, absolutely. And I heard that interview. It was great. They both did a great job, and they’re a great team as well.

Jeff
Yeah, they did do a great job. And they are a great team, a great business that they’ve formed there and a wonderful partnership. So talented Laura, with interior design, she’s just so talented.

Greta
She really is.

Jeff
Greta, before we get into a description of the Bungalow Market and everything that you and your team are doing there and the kind of products you offer there, share for the listeners a little bit of your background. What were you doing before you opened your own small business?

Greta
Sure. So, way back history, we moved, my husband and I moved here in 2002. So, I can’t believe it’s gonna be 20 years this year that we’ve been in the Lake Norman area between Huntersville and Davidson. So, of course, we absolutely love it here. And then you know, while I was here, I did commercial interior design for quite a few years. So, that was in downtown Charlotte, worked with clients like Bank of America and Lowe’s and you know, smaller companies as well. So, did that for a few years until we decided to start a family and it made more sense for me to be home with the kids, you know, instead of working 60-hour work weeks and battling traffic and all that. So, stayed home for a few years. And once my youngest was ready to go to kindergarten, my creative juices were ready to take off again and do something interior design related. Something creative, something where I can, you know, get my feet wet again. So, this is kind of how the Bungalow Market kind of sprung up and started.

Jeff
Were you a freelance interior designer, before you started the Bungalow Market back when your interior design, were you working for yourself then as well?

Greta
So, I wasn’t, I always worked for companies when I did the commercial interior design projects. And then, you know, kind of when I started to launch Bungalow Market, I was on the verge of, do I want to go in client’s homes and do residential design? Or, but I love the furniture and the decor and all that. So, I knew deep down that I wanted to open a store that people and designers can come shop for their homes, and I can be there on the sidelines kind of helping out.

Jeff
So, this was your first go around as an entrepreneur, a small business owner, as someone who is now self-employed, this was your first shot at it. It’s a big step, isn’t it?

Greta
It’s a big, huge step, I did, a small business, which really helped with this business, even though it was totally unrelated, while I was a stay-at-home mom, I needed something to do, you know, on the side. It’s hard, you know, with kids and just to be able to, you know, get your hands into something. So, I did a honey simple syrup business, a cocktail business for five years before I started the Bungalow Market. So, just kind of bottled that, and it was just a honey-based mixer that you mixed with cocktails, or you could do mocktails and all that. So, that kind of helped fund the Bungalow Market and gave me all that, you know, business knowledge of taxes, and you know, how to sell, and marketing and all that. So, I’m glad I had that in my back pocket. But, you know, when the kids were off to school, I was like, I really want to get back into design and this launched and I kind of slowly put the honey business to sleep because I couldn’t do both.

Jeff
Yeah, well, that makes total sense. I mean, that gave you an opportunity not only to, you know, give you kind of an outlet at the time, but also give you a lot of valuable experience, like you said in terms of marketing and bookkeeping, and running a small business. So, that was a great warm up and practice business, wasn’t it, for opening the bungalow market?

Greta
Exactly.

Jeff
Very cool. Well, I love that. And I can tell you honestly, with all seriousness, my first business I started in 2012. And I learned so much and made so many mistakes, you know, on the operational side of the business and in terms of marketing, trial and error, you know, so you do like, it’s a learning curve. There’s a learning curve, and it’s a learning process for sure. So, you’re probably able to take a lot of those lessons and apply them to the Bungalow Market.

Greta
Exactly. Even though they’re totally different business realms, you’re right. You’re always making mistakes unfortunately in business, and learning from them, you know, and it just, you’re just kind of piggybacking on those. But right, I guarantee I’ve made a lot less mistakes opening the Bungalow Market than I would have if I just started off, you know, without that background knowledge, you know. So yeah, it’s a battle for sure. But it’s so fun and rewarding at the same time.

Jeff
Yeah, absolutely. This is totally off topic, but it reminds me of something Jeff Bezos said in one of his interviews that I listened to over the years. And that was where he says, you know, all of Amazon’s accomplishments were great, but for every win, every victory Amazon’s had, they’ve had 1000 failures, you know, so it’s like, you know, we are continually refining our small businesses and our concepts. And I know, I’m doing that as well, with the Lake Norman podcast, and our web platform. We’re constantly launching new ideas and scrapping them, because, you know, they seemed a lot better in our mind than they do in action, you know, and in reality, so we, you know, it’s a lot of trial and error. So, that’s what small business is all about.

Greta
It really is. And I don’t think, unless you’re in it, in the entrepreneurial, small business, I don’t think people see how much work and mistakes and all that go, you know, they just say, oh, you have a successful business, but it takes so much behind the scenes, you know, that I love talking to other small business owners because they get it, you know?

Jeff
Yeah, absolutely. And that’s the side that we don’t show, like that’s not part of the public facing side of the business. We certainly rarely share those, I don’t want to say failures, but failures in a way or mistakes or things we try that don’t work. We don’t share those on the face of our business or on social media. But yeah, small business owners can certainly relate. We’re constantly refining and trying new things and just, you know, for everything that sticks, you know, 100 things don’t.

Greta
Right. Right, exactly. And you just have to remember that, and you know, the things that do stick, make it so worth it, you know? Just figuring it out is a fun journey.

Jeff
Yeah. Well, enough of my rambling on about the trials and tribulations of self-employment. Let me ask you, share with the audience some details about the Bungalow Market. What do you offer there? What can customers find at the Bungalow Market?

Greta
Okay, so we are a mix of vintage and brand-new home goods, furnishings, wall art, you know, lighting, just anything for the home. But we also have some really fun, unique one-of-a-kind gifts as well. So, you know, people come in just to grab some gifts for birthdays or Christmas, but they also come in to design their homes as well. So, we have that, we also have an option to order furniture for clients as well. And we’ve done this in the past, although we give people fair warning that things are not up to par yet with the speed of delivery and things that are out of stock. So, before we order anything for clients, we let them know that here’s your kind of a timeline of when it could get here, it could be 12 to 16 weeks, but also delivery, add another four weeks onto that because of the driver shortage and all that. So, we’re hesitant now to order furniture until, we will, but you know when things get more straightened out, it’ll be a much easier process. So, we have that option as well, if we have some specific vendors that we have in the shop, and then we have lookbooks to go through, if you like that style furniture, we can help you out with finding something similar or, you know, I’m sitting at a 72-inch table now, if you need something longer, we can order that for you, you know, there’s different chair options for the dining table. So, that’s the only thing, is we’re in, we have 1700 square feet here, so we can’t fit, you know, a whole ton of, you know, furniture in the spaces. But we can order things, so that’s another option as well. And you can also bring in pictures if you have just a blank area in your home. We’ve had lots of people bring in pictures, what do I do here? What kind of furniture can I put in this corner? You know, so we don’t do in-home consultations just yet, maybe that’ll be in the future. But we can certainly help with pictures, and we’ve helped a lot of people get some, get some cool things. And we also do an approval process where you can take a piece, whether it’s a big piece of art, or a lamp or something that you think is gonna look good in the home, but you’re just not 100%. You can take it home, try it out, if it works, great, if not just bring it back within, you know, 24 to 48 hours. So, you know, we try to help as much as possible in that aspect.

Jeff
That’s really cool. So, really eclectic array of, you know, types of products that guests can find at the Bungalow Market, furnishings, wall art, gifts. And I would imagine that your background in interior design probably will help that customer that comes in with a photo of a space in their home or office and is looking for some advice on how to fill, you know what to place there?

Greta
Exactly, exactly. And like I said, you know, I’m constantly having this conversation with my husband because I do love design so much, and I love to help people, but it’s tough with balancing family, you know, so we have the kids at home and things like that. But it’s also tough right now with just the industry and things that are out of stock and, you know, design process is taking much longer from my design friends that come in the store, they let me know the trials and tribulations that they’re dealing with. So, I say we don’t offer in-home services right now, but it could be an option in the future once you know kind of COVID straightens things out a little bit more.

Jeff
Sure, yeah. It’s up and down, back and forth.

Greta
Right.

Jeff
And we talked a little bit about that in email exchanges leading up to this conversation, but I won’t digress too much on the topic of COVID, but you mentioned the supply chain issues. And that’s come up in every conversation I’ve had with anyone who’s in the construction or interior design space or gosh, I mean, even automotive dealers, and it’s really affected every industry, the supply chain, and the labor shortage as well as people move back and forth in and out of different careers or adjust their careers from previous industries. Again, that’s another conversation that I’ll try not to digress too much in this one about, but yeah, supply chain, Laura Aguilar, in our conversation mentioned, the special ordering of furniture and how that has changed dramatically over the last year and a half, the process of special orders and how, you know, clients really have to be so much more patient now.

Greta
Right, exactly. And some, I would say most, you know, it’s all over the news. So, they do understand, you know, like you said, buying cars is a problem, you know, so people are very much understanding with oh, okay, that sofa that I like, it’s not in stock, it may be in stock in the next three to four months. Do you want to wait for it or so, it’s not foreign to anybody right now. You know, I think media has really, you know, beat that horse with letting us know that this is serious that everything’s kind of on backorder, so that helps you know.

Jeff
Yeah, that’s good that customers and clients are, we’re basically all on the same page, we at this point we all know that it has affected literally every industry and we’ve kind of learned to be more patient and certainly will take things less for granted going forward, right? As we emerge and hopefully things, knock on wood, hopefully things get somewhat back to normal. And the supply chain issues kind of get back to normal and certainly taking things less for granted for sure. You mentioned vintage and brand-new items at the shop. Do you, by vintage do you mean, are these items new but they have a vintage look, or are they actually like antique-type furnishings?

Greta
So, some things are new that have an antique look, because I just love that look. But we also bring in a lot of dressers, credenzas, buffets, things like that, that are that dovetail drawer, you know, well-made, made in the USA, you know, that can be hard to find now pieces that we get professionally restored. So, we found a fantastic resource, she restores wood, but she also paints and lacquers pieces as well. So, I think that’s the best part about the shop that I love to do is I love to find pieces that have great bones, whether it’s upholstered pieces, or case-good, you know, credenzas and buffets and dressers and things like that, and just give them a facelift. You know, either give them a great color, or just get their wood, you know, it’s banged up a little bit, so I take it to, you know, my lady that’s so fantastic and she’ll make it look brand new. Picking out new fabrics for pieces, and I have a great upholsterer, who does great work too. So, it’s I say vintage, but when it’s done, it’s basically brand new, you know, just, it has those great bones to it, you know, it’s just well made. The chairs are always so much heavier than the new chairs that I get in, they’re just built better, you know. So, sometimes people get nervous, like, oh, this is, you know, vintage and you know, somebody used this in the past, but by the time we’re done with it, it’s got new stuffing, new fabric, the legs have been re-stained and polished and everything, so it’s, you know, back to brand new status. So, but it just makes it fun, you know, because you just can’t find those pieces, and that’s what we try to do mostly, is just trying to find different things for your home so you can appreciate them, your guests can ask, where did you get this piece? You know, have some stories behind some pieces in your home.

Jeff
Yeah, I love that. I love anything vintage and antique that’s restored. It’s just that, literally not to sound cliche, but they don’t make things like that anymore. You know, like they don’t build them like they used to and that is really cool. I bet that’s a lot of fun.

Greta
It’s so much fun. Yeah, it’s great. It’s great finding those pieces because you just know that, like I have a piece that I’m looking at right now while I’m talking to you, and you know, I saw it, it’s a beautiful dresser I saw it from this antique dealer and I went to pick it up, and it weighs as much as a piano. I mean, it’s just so well-made but it’s beautiful, and you know, unless you go to the high-end furniture stores, of course, you can find like the real wood and the dovetail joinery and everything, but there’s not many options for high-end furniture, especially in the Lake Norman area, you know, so it is nice to bring the vintage back, but have it be restored for you so you just take it home, you don’t have to find those sources of who can now fix this for me, who can make it look good? It’s already, it looks great, it’s ready to go in your house.

Jeff
Yeah, very cool. I love that. 1700 square feet, where in Cornelius, I forgot to ask you in the beginning of this conversation. Where in Cornelius is the Bungalow Market located?

Greta
Okay, so we are in Old Town Cornelius, that’s what they call the downtown Cornelius area. We’re right behind the police station. There is an old mill, an old textile mill called the Oak Street Mill. And there’s the antique mall that’s above us, and we’re right below them. So, we have a little storefront down there.

Jeff
Oh, beautiful. Yeah. I love the historic district Old Town Cornelius. It’s such a cool area. And yeah, I know exactly where you are, I pass you all the time. I didn’t, I guess I didn’t even realize Oak Street Mill was back there until I connected with them about a year ago, you know, so I missed it. But yeah, I’m looking forward to stopping by the shop and checking it out, take a few photos for social, and we’ll definitely share that as well. Yeah, pretty cool.

Greta
Yeah, it’s a really cool space we started off, we started with a booth space in Slate Interiors in Charlotte, just to make sure like this is definitely gonna stick and you know, something that people like, but we lived up this way. So, we were constantly on the hunt for, we were kind of picky, we wanted something historic and, you know, something with tall ceilings, and just a cool building, and then luckily, this space became available. And it wasn’t easy. Right before us was like, a brew your own beer store where you can get the kits and things and do that at home. So, it took us a solid month to clean the floors. I mean, it was pretty bad. But now we love the space, it’s a really cool, it’s a cool building. It’s from the 1920s or maybe 1920 exactly. So, I think it’s exactly 100 years old. But it’s got cool bones.

Jeff
Yeah, so much cool architecture in Old Town Cornelius, and Davidson, and Mooresville, and even Huntersville. I had Barrel and Fork, the owners of Barrel and Fork Restaurant on the podcast about a year and a half ago, and we talked a lot about that house. And I think it was built in 1906 or something like that. And, you know, still the original structure, obviously has been renovated, different, you know, several times over the years. But yeah, it’s just so cool to see that these buildings are being preserved and repurposed.

Greta
Right. I know, it’s a great piece of history. And people were worried with the Cain Center going up that this whole building, you know, I got a lot of questions, are they knocking this down for parking? But the whole building is staying, which is great.

Jeff
Very cool. Yeah, Cain Center’s going in right there. And it’s been cool to see the progress on the construction there as well. That’s really exciting.

Greta
It is, it’s really neat.

Jeff
Speaking of going back, kind of rewinding a little bit to the, you know, the COVID-19 pandemic and the doing business in 2020, 2021, and now 2022. It’s definitely had an effect on events. And I know that, you know, there’s some big furniture events in North Carolina, obviously, each year, High Point comes to mind. How do events look for you in 2022? And do you have any events coming up that you’re participating in?

Greta
You know, we are lucky where our front parking lot, the owners of, they call themselves Old Town Cornelius, and it’s a great group. And they do, you’ve probably seen the signs for Second Fridays and the Tawba Walks, they do monthly events, and they do food truck rallies, they do really fun things. So, it starts in April. So, every month right in front of the store, we have a great huge event that brings you know, Lake Norman residents, mostly Cornelius, folks in from all over. There’s food trucks, and there’s vendors, so we’re lucky that we have them kind of planning events. We still, we’re hoping this year will be the year, we still haven’t had a grand opening. We opened March 1, 2020. So, two weeks later, we were made to shut down from Governor Cooper, we just, we had no idea. So, we had a great first two weeks, open arms from the community, people flocking in, wanted something new. And, yeah, we were planning our grand opening and all that, we had to put everything on hold. So, we were thinking of doing it last year, and you know, things keep going up and down with, okay, no more masks, okay, maybe we should do it now, and then put the masks back on. So, we kinda want to make sure everybody’s comfortable before we have food and drinks and all that stuff. So, fingers crossed, it’ll be this year that we could celebrate a grand opening. And, you know, for events, I would like to have some, you know, I’d like to teach some just small, you know, bring a group of girlfriends and we’ll have some wine and appetizers, and I’ll teach you how to make your bookshelves look, really, you know how to style a bookshelf or, you know, this is why we use texture with pillows and things on the walls to add texture to spaces and why it’s important, and things like that. But we’ll get there. We’re hoping this will be a good year for us.

Jeff
Me too. I hope so too. And yeah, I mean, you want to maximize, you want to wait and be careful with timing, because you want to maximize that opportunity and make sure that you have as many people as possible attend. So yeah, I mean, it’s a struggle. I mean, to figure out the timing, when to do it, how to do it. It’s been tough. Every business, it’s been tough for every business trying to figure it out and fingers crossed, if you figure it out, let me know.

Greta
I will, I will.

Jeff
But I’ll look forward to obviously when you do have your events and finally get to have that grand opening, we’ll be sure to share across our platforms, and I will definitely love to be there. So, I look forward to it.

Greta
Okay, good.

Jeff
You’ve been open now for going on two years, what have been some, like special experiences that you’ve had, that you’ve been able to experience since opening your store? What have been some really special moments as a small business owner?

Greta
You know, I think my favorites are, so many friends and family tell each other about the new store that’s in town. And so, it’s a two part. I love when people walk in the store and they just gasp, and they’re so excited, and they love the things that we’ve found. And I find things not only, you know, by local artists and things like that, and of course furniture from High Point, but I find things out of Africa, and Indonesia, and India, all fair-trade and handmade and just, you know, beautiful things that you don’t really see anywhere else. So, when people come in, and they’re just kind of taken aback and say, oh, wow, this is, I love this store, this is my new favorite store, and they’ve barely even walked in the door, that’s really great. But also, you know, the family and friends of those people that come in right away, my sister told me about this store yesterday, and I’m here today, I couldn’t wait to go, you know, that’s, it’s really uplifting to see that what I found and, you know, my husband helps a little bit here and there with the furniture pieces, what we found, excites other people as well, you know? And they get things for their homes, or they’ll come back after, you know, making a large purchase, and they’ll show me pictures and how much they love their new dining room table or their new sofa or, you know, it’s just, it’s a little icing on the cake. You know, it’s really fun to be able to truly see I’ve made these people love their home again, or love this room again, or, you know, they’re just happy to come home just with new decor, or new furniture pieces and things. So, I think those are the special experiences that I really enjoy.

Jeff
Yeah, those real personal stories of impacting, you know, that people share about how you’ve impacted their home and their space and the experience they had in the store. Those personal stories are always really heartwarming, aren’t they?

Greta
They really are. Yeah, they make it worth coming to work again the next day, it’s really exciting.

Jeff
I get the same feeling when I hear from a new listener of the podcast who tell me that they heard about the podcast from a friend, and that a friend recommended it, and it’s kind of like that same feeling, like it’s just such a far better feeling when you are able to, when you’re being referred by your friends and customers, and, in my case, guests and listeners, and it’s just so much more rewarding that way, than when somebody sees you or hears about you from your Facebook ad, or you know, or your Google ad or something like that.

Greta
Exactly, it’s really nice to get that referral. And I didn’t know that, you know, like, having the brick and mortar now and not having that, doing that honey simple syrup business, I didn’t have that. But now getting that actual interaction from people and the referrals, it’s really, it’s really nice.

Jeff
I love that. Yeah. One of the wonderful byproducts of being self-employed and owning your own business are the people that you meet. The people that you get to meet along the way.

Greta
Exactly, exactly.

Jeff
Well, speaking of small businesses, we’ve reached a point in this conversation where the topic is one that I love to bring up toward the end of our conversations. And that is, when I ask a guest to give shout outs or recognize other local small businesses that they love, and with, you know, full knowledge that we don’t have the time to mention the 50 or 80 that we would love to mention. But are there a couple of local small businesses that you could recommend or service providers that kind of standout, that have been either good partners for the Bungalow Market, or just local small businesses that you and your family love?

Greta
Absolutely. And I can’t end the podcast without talking about my husband’s business. So, when we first got this space, it was a little nerve-racking, but it was nice because my husband moved into the back of the space. So, he makes electric mopeds and motorcycles, made in the US, as many parts as possible. So, he was behind me for a while. So, I had like 1000 square feet, and he had the rest in the back. And then he grew and grew out of the space, and I was able to expand, and it all worked out. But he’s still in Cornelius. He’s in one of the warehouse spaces in Cornelius, but he’s got a really fun electric bike company, and we just love our electric bikes. I mean, we’re sad when it’s winter and we can’t ride them because you know, it gets a little cold to ride a bike, but they are so much fun. So, that’s one of my favorite small businesses, for sure.

Jeff
What’s the name of that business?

Greta
So, it’s Huck Cycles, H-U-C-K.

Jeff
Oh, wow, yeah, I’m familiar with Huck Cycles. I didn’t realize your husband was the owner of Huck Cycles.

Greta
That’s my husband. Yep, exactly.

Jeff
Very cool. Well, we’re gonna have to talk offline and get your husband on the podcast, we need to make that happen. That’s a very cool business. I follow Huck on social and I even see them test riding their bikes up and down Bailey Road occasionally.

Jeff
Yeah, that’s where their spot is. It’s on Bailey Road.

Jeff
Oh, that’s awesome. Excellent. Okay, cool, I’ll have a link, definitely have a link to Huck Cycles in the show notes, for sure. Yeah, cool. Okay, what else do you have?

Greta
Okay, we are obsessed with Cool Fish in Lake Norman. They’re in Antiquity. We just, every time we go there, we have just delicious food no matter what we get. If we’re in the mood for sushi, it’s fantastic. They have great bowls, I mean, their appetizers are always so good. We love Cool Fish. That’s another good one.

Jeff
So, I was just over at, is it the Pita Pit? Which is right on the corner, of course, oh gosh, what’s the burger place? It’s so good.

Greta
Crafty.

Jeff
Crafty Burger. Yeah. And Cool Fish is on my list, I haven’t been in there yet. I need to go in there sometime. Because I think I would love their menu. So, I’ve heard really good things about them.

Greta
It’s great. It’s great. Other places, I just stumbled upon, they’re called Beck on Broad, and it’s not food, it’s clothing, and it’s women’s clothing, but they’re in downtown Mooresville and they’re fantastic. I mean, they just have a really cool, you know, different kind of clothing that you can’t find anywhere else. They’re almost like an Anthropologie but even better. I mean, it’s a really cool business. It’s a husband and wife that owns that as well.

Jeff
Okay, cool. Beck on Broad, I will check that out as well and have a link in the show notes. All really good recommendations. Small world, I’ve thought for a long time that I really want to get Huck Cycles on the podcast.

Greta
Oh good, he’d love it.

Jeff
This would be great. Yeah, I’m looking forward to that. Cool Fish I will definitely check out as well. Gretta, share with the listeners, first of all I want to say thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join the podcast. I realize as a entrepreneur, a small business owner that spare time is precious and not very plentiful. So, I really appreciate you joining the podcast.

Greta
Oh, absolutely. This has been great.

Jeff
Share with the listeners the location for the Bungalow Market again, the address and how they can learn more.

Greta
Okay, great. So, we’re at Oak Street Mill, our address is 19725, we’re at Unit 10. It’s in Cornelius, downtown Cornelius. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. You can shop us online; we have a website just www.thebungalowmarket.com. We have Instagram and Facebook where we always post, especially we get new furniture pieces or new paintings and things like that. Follow us because we’re always posting all the new stuff that we get in.

Jeff
It’s a great way to stay up to date. Social is always updated a lot more often than our websites for sure.

Greta
Exactly.

Jeff
Excellent. I will have the links to the website, the address, the phone number in the show notes and definitely encourage listeners to follow you on social media as well, to stay up to date. Greta McCoy, the owner of the Bungalow Market in Cornelius. Greta, thank you again so much for joining the podcast.

Greta
Thanks for having me.

Jeff
Big thanks to Greta McCoy for joining the podcast and sharing the story of the Bungalow Market with us. Friends, you can learn more about the Bungalow Market at www.thebungalowmarket.com. I’ll have that link as well as the links to the other local small businesses Greta recognized during our conversation in the show notes for this episode. As always, you can find the complete show notes for all of our episodes at the home for Lake Norman’s number one small business podcast, www.thebestoflkn.com. While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for our weekly email newsletter featuring exclusive content that highlights more of the best small businesses in the Lake Norman area. Many thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting the work we do here at The Best of LKN. Links to our sponsors are in the show notes, so please have a look and get to know these exceptional local businesses. If you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities here at The Best of LKN, click the link on our homepage to request a media kit. I happen to think we’re the best value in highly effective digital advertising in the Lake Norman area. But I’m also biased, so don’t take my word for it. Download a media kit and schedule a short 20-minute meeting to go over the details, and then decide for yourself. We look forward to hearing from your firm. That’s going to do it for Episode 93 of the podcast. Thank you again for joining us. We have another episode on the way for you next week, same time, same place. So, until then, cheers Lake Norman. Bye for now.

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