BY DAN TAYLOR, ENERGIZING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE HUB
At the most recent Madison Meet Up – this time hosted by the Hacienda Restaurant on Main Street – all in attendance got to meet some new downtown neighbors. Opening in June, Gypsy Sisters Tattoo is a new women-owned and led business looking to do big things in Boone County.
Beyond their tattoo work, owners Teena Merlin and Myria Wade are currently displaying the work of other local artists and have dreams of a future downtown art walk for the Madison community.
On behalf of the Madison/Danville Energizing Entrepreneurial Communities program and team, we are excited to see this new, creative business in town and look forward to working with them in the future, as we support entrepreneurial growth for the community.
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From the article:
“‘It all happened so fast,” said Merlin. ‘Within two weeks of speaking to the landlord, we were setting up, painting and decorating. There has been a lot of work to be completed but a lot of fun to be had as well. We’re excited.’
The sisters live in Lincoln County. Merlin – a Navy veteran – came to West Virginia after a stint living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Wade left the sunny beaches of South Florida to make the Mountain State her home.
‘We really love it here,’ said Wade. ‘The people are so friendly and warm and since we’ve opened the shop, people greet us every day. It’s been amazing.’
Both women are creative and driven, but each brings her own set of skills to the table. The decision to become co-owners of a business came naturally.”