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May 3, 2013

Two’s Company moves to Covington

COVINGTON, Ind. — Remember when Two’s Company was a stable business in downtown Danville? The mother-daughter shop has found a new home on the southeast corner of the square in Covington.

“We just love it here,” said Karel Shipman, who owns the shop along with her mother, Wilma Trankina. “We enjoy it here. We have met so many nice people.”

Many of their loyal Danville customers have found them on the corner in Covington, where they have been located since February.

Two’s Company was in downtown Danville for 13 years before closing. Shipman and Trankina rented a vendor space at the location in Covington before moving into the larger space when it became available in February.

“We have lots of country primitive antiques,” Shipman said, “but we feature some new home décor, too.”

Shipman and Trankina have been doing this for about 30 years.

“We started by going to antique shows,” Shipman said.

Deb Duncan, who owns the building and the adjacent Back Home Again Antiques and A Cheerful Nest, said Two’s Company has been a real plus to the building and to the Covington square.

“This is what I had hoped for,” Duncan said. “I love the downtown. Everything is so cohesive. I am very excited.”

Another new business in the building is Jim’s Designs 4 U, which Jim Deschene has expanded behind Two’s Company with an entrance off Fourth Street. While T-shirts is the main business, Deschene also can do signs. Bring in an idea, and he can do it.

“He is very creative,” Duncan said.

Another business is Occasion Rentals operated by Susie Tuggle. That business specializes in tuxedo rental, and Tuggle is busy at this time of year filling prom orders.

Duncan coordinates Back Home Again Antiques.

The first floor is primarily antiques, while the second floor features a little bit of everything.

She has rented out about 24 booth spaces, with most of them 10-feet by 10-feet.

“I like the booths to flow together,” she said.

“I want it to be as cohesive as possible.”

One of the booths is operated by Deb Rennick. She calls her booth “Two Toads.”

“I have had a lot of success here,” she said. “The traffic through here is great.”

Duncan said the businesses have a lot of local customers in addition to traffic off the interstate. The building formerly housed the Shelby Furniture Store and it was built in 1873.

“We all work together,” Duncan said.

Garden party

A Cheerful Nest, Back Home Again Antiques and Two’s Company are featuring a garden party today on the southeast corner of the square in Covington, Ind. They will feature Possum Creek Herb Farm plants, new drink mix for summer parties, pasta salad mixes for summer barbecues and new kitchen gadgets featuring antiques. Two’s Company will feature free gift wrap for Mother’s Day gifts.

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