Funkie Monkey makes a move



November 20, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The Funkie Monkey Bling store has packed up and made a short move around the Iola square. The store’s new location is at 1 E. Madison where the former Diamond Daisy flower store was located before it closed this summer.
Store owner Teresa Ross said she moved for two main reasons.
“It’s a bigger location and it’s a better location,” she said.
The design of the former store had limited display space, Ross said.
“I like the layout better here,” she said. “This space allows more room for vendors.”
Ross said she will be bringing in different vendors soon.
A majority of the store’s merchandise is already on display and the rest will be up by the week’s end.
Large windows in the front of the store make the atmosphere “brighter and lighter.” The store sits along the U.S. 54 route which will hopefully attract shoppers.
The business opened its doors at the Madison location Tuesday and kicked off its opening with a sale which will continue until Thursday.
“We will have a grand opening sometime in December,” Ross said.
With the holidays quickly approaching Funkie Monkey will extend its store hours around Thanksgiving for holiday shoppers.
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