Country Woods Celebrates 30 Years With Open House

Country Woods, located at 1771 Foote Ave. Extension in Jamestown, is celebrating 30 years of business with a holiday open house that begins today. Sharon Tibbitts, owner, is pictured with Maggie, a miniature Yorkie who greets customers coming into the store. P-J photo by Jimmy McCarthy

A local country store is celebrating a milestone this weekend by helping its customers get prepared for the holidays.

Country Woods, located at 1771 Foote Ave. Extension, is celebrating 30 years of business in Jamestown with a holiday open house starting today and going through Saturday. Sharon Tibbitts, owner, said many people who frequent the store consider it a tradition to come to the open house.

The store opened on Nov. 8, 1986, as Tibbitts wanted to give area residents a chance to buy unique items that couldn’t be found in the area to decorate their homes. Her husband, Douglas, built the little strip plaza on Foote Avenue along with her store.

From lamps, shades, wall decor, candles, furniture and more, Tibbitts said the store has anything that a customer needs to beautify the interior of their home.

“I love decorating and I love displaying,” Tibbitts said. “I’ve made a lot of friends through the years. It’s a good way to know people. I’ve had the mother, daughter and granddaughter coming into the store the last 30 years, so we have three generations of customers.”

Entering the store, customers instantaneously gather a laid-back, country-like feel with soft music playing and candles lit. Tibbitts said they also have the coffee pot on. Tibbitts said the store has a new addition in Maggie, a miniature Yorkie, who greets customers.

“People like to come in just to see her,” she said.

Over the 30 years, Tibbitts said she’s seen the impact that the Internet has made on her business in various fashions. Tibbitts said it’s benefited the store by allowing them to reach out to people via Facebook and email with pictures of items they offer.

“We can get the word out that way where we couldn’t before,” she said.

During the holiday open house, the store is offering 20 percent off items storewide to help people start their holiday shopping. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the store, visit Country Woods’ Facebook page or call 483-1276.