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Funktion Junktion opens doors to ideas, vendors

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A new shop on Main St. hopes to be featuring local vendors when it opens this October. Funktion Junktion will be moving into the space 2nd Chances currently is in.

"We want it to be a collection of all different types of crafters, artists, and antique, vintage," said Mary Rohl, "(and to) feature locally made products."

Rohl and her fiancé Todd Holmes came up with the idea of Funktion Junktion after renting a space to peddle their own art work in Riverwalk Antiques. They said they enjoyed making and selling paintings and furniture but came to the conclusion that they had outgrown the 10 foot by 10 foot space.

When they mentioned the idea of taking over the newly available space to the building owners, Leane and Pat Vocovich, Holmes said they, "were supportive of this idea."

Part of this idea was to create a space for vendors who "fit the community abut also bring in a new energy to it," said Rohl.

Another aspect of their shop would be classes.

Rohl and Holmes said they both have abilities they can offer to people who want to take classes, including building furniture out of barn boards - a hobby of Holmes', and jewelry making - a specialty of

A more unique aspect of the shop would be their idea of holding auctions.

People would be able to auction estates, vendors could auction their goods and the two have thought about creating an inventory to auction off as well.

"It would just bring in a different vibe than to people who come into the stores normally," he said.

Eventually, they said they are thinking about organizing a flea market as well.

"I think we have a lot of ideas and as time goes by we'll flush things out and we'll see what works best," said Rohl."What you think is going to be the best thing isn't going to be what it seems."

See the entire article in the June 13 edition of the Journal.