Julie Woods, the current owner of Country Woods, 1771 Foote Avenue, Jamestown, took ownership in September 2021 and opened on October 5. The store had already been in business for 35 years according to Julie.
Julie worked as a nurse for 36 years before deciding to buy the store. It took meeting with Sharon Tibbitts, the previous owner six times before deciding to buy. Yet, she still hasn’t given up nursing. She still works one day a week at the Warren General Hospital Cancer Center.
She smiles when she remembers why she thought of buying the store. Julie stopped in the shop with a friend and made the comment that she’d like to own a store like that. The rest, as they say, is history.
Helping people find what they’re looking for and making them happy brings satisfaction to Julie. She enjoys getting to know people and meeting those who come in to look around. She is still learning the ropes of business. In these difficult times, it’s been quite a challenge to balance things so she can make her customers happy and still keep her business operating.
Julie is in the process of putting her own unique style in Country Woods. She supports her community and carries a dozen local vendors along with her own merchandise. She carries a wide selection of better-quality candles, including the battery-operated styles. They also have home décor, seasonal items, homemade teddy bears, rugs and cards. She also has teas, candies and Pearl City Caramel Corn, which is celebrating MPS week this week.
So stop on by and browse some of her beautiful wares. Take something home that will make you smile and make yourself happy.