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Business seeks Main St. sign to help people find their out-of-way location
cottage antiques
Opened since February, The Little Cottage Antiques in Ripon, owned by Sharon and Dave Sanchez, can be difficult to locate despite its downtown location.

Dave and Sharon Sanchez are looking for some sort of sign for folks to locate their downtown Ripon business, The Little Cottage Antiques.

The address is 113 E. Main St., which happens to be behind The Ripon Roadhouse.

At the July 13 Ripon City Council meeting, Dave Sanchez addressed local leaders to consider coming up with a solution for at least one sign on Main Street to point people in the direction The Little Cottage Antiques.

“We’re active on social media and in the local papers but many people have no idea that the store is there,” said Dave Sanchez, who noted that the business was in Modesto prior to moving to Ripon in February.

Dave and Sharon Sanchez are both Ripon residents. They were attracted to the standalone building that resembled a cottage – hence, the name – facing the big open parking spaces at the far east end of downtown Main Street, adjacent to Industrial Avenue.

The Little Cottage Antiques feature a mix of old and new products along with décor ideas.

According to Mayor Daniel de Graaf, part of the just-approved Downtown Circulation plan is to consider signage for downtown businesses.

“That was one of the topics that came up (at the Economic Development Committee) when addressing opportunities for signage for downtown businesses,” he later added.