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5 questions with The Flat Armadillo


Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Shane Tolliver and Ashley Huff, owner of The Flat Armadillo.

Q: What got you interested in being the owner of a  vendor mall?

A: My love for anything vintage or antique and crafting. Making something old new again, and being a part of the community in a way that helps local entrepreneurs.

Q: How did you decide to do this?

A: My husband Shane and I, have always wanted to open a little store. We were out shopping on Main Street one day and went into Auntie Mae’s where we met Cindy, she helped us with information we needed to get started, and after a lot of hard work and a pretty good chunk of money, we were able to open The Flat Armadillo Trading Company.

Q: Was there a person or instance that got you interested?

A: I wouldn’t say one single person or instance, but a series of people and experiences that developed my love for history and antiques/vintage items. However, When Shane and I met we both shared the same ideas and passions for what we wanted in the future and a part of that was our love for junkin’.

Q: What is the most gratifying part of your job?

A: I really love finding unique items, and getting to see what my vendors bring in. Learning new things everyday, and also the people I meet whether they are customers or vendors!

Q: What do you find most challenging?

A: Owning your own business is great, but it’s also very demanding and stressful at times. When you have a family, a farm, and a business to take care of things can be crazy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!


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