ADAMS -- A new business has brought the country store feel to Hoosac Street, offering crafts, hand-made home decor and custom carpentry.
Cor-Ran Crafts, located at 19 Hoosac St., next to Jeepers Creepers, combines the respective woodworking and painting skills of operators Randy Rahilly and Corrie Rennell with the products of nine local vendors.
The business had its soft opening in February and is beginning to gather steam, Rahilly said.
"We're having a lot of fun with it and getting great feedback on our stuff," he said.
Inside, is a hodgepodge of home-made offerings, such as soaps, gift baskets, jewelry, pet supplies, jellies and jams, local and national sports team items, blankets and clothing and other home goods.
But the backbone of the business is custom-made shelving and furniture.
A self-employed carpenter before opening the store, Rahilly claims he "can make anything."
"You can come in and buy something off the wall or make a request," Rahilly said. "It'll be a one-of-a-kind piece. You won't find another anywhere in the world."
Lately, in addition to the always popular shelves, the store has sold custom dog feeders, wall mount jewelry boxes and home entertainment centers.
Rennell said overhead is low -- just she and Rahilly complete orders -- and prices are right.
"We can keep it down, and that's how you like to do business in a small community," she said.
Products by vendors AP Home Decor, Tanya's Country Kitchen, Sentient Angel Skin Care, RCS Crafts, Erica Pecor Framed Prints and Designs by Mikki, among others, are also featured in the store.
Rennell and Rahilly, both from North Adams, began toying with the idea of a business last summer.
It all started with a simple request from a friend of Rennell's, who put Rahilly to work on a shelving project.
Soon other friends had asked for similar items. Before long, they'd started a Facebook page and were taking orders online.
"It blew up pretty quickly," Rahilly said. "It's been pretty spontaneous and fun."
Rahilly aims to keep the business open to new creations, and encourages customers to come to the store with requests.
Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business can also be reached on Facebook.
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