Name: Sally Fox Tennant
Title: Owner, Discoveries
Fast fact: Store sells items made by more than 700 different vendors
Fun fact: My background is in dance. I did modern dance and choreography. If I were born in this era, I would be a choreographer.
What’s with all the hanging dresses outside the store?: To tempt everyone to come in and spend money. My father was a retailer going way back. He always told me to put something moving out front. There is nothing more eye-catching than those clothes. It really does bring people in.
What’s behind the store’s name?: So you can ‘discover’ things you want to buy. And it’s plural so you buy more.
Describe your store: A contemporary craft gallery.
Favorite other store on Main Street: Tea On the Tiber
On being different: We offer things that are unusual. Things you don’t find everywhere. Most stores are so lookalike. It’s basically boring.
Favorite item you sell?: Oh man. I’ve got a lot of favorites. I’m my own best customer.
Your store is so interesting, what’s your house like?: It’s about as cluttered as this.
On her favorite part of the job: I love to find cool, unusual things. I really do think I have a good eye for buying.
On her own energy: Whatever I love I love enthusiastically. I love sports. I love to dance. I just enjoy life and I like having fun. I think the fact that I love to have fun is reflected in my buying.