After 15 years in the antique district at 45th Street and State Line Road, Cindy Kincaid decided it was time for a change.
As an area resident, she’d always been intrigued by the idea of opening a shop closer to home. So when a 2,100 square foot space at Mission Farms came on the market, she decided to give it a look.
“I looked at all the area shopping centers, and I really liked the feel here,” Kincaid said. “The shops were locally owned. I walked in here and thought, this place is great.”
So Kincaid signed a lease, packed up her State Line space, and officially opened for business in her new location, which sits between Enjoy food + drink and Room 39, in June. To accompany the move, Kincaid also tweaked her offerings. She moved away from selling antiques exclusively — a lineup that had appealed to the Mission Hills buyers who frequented the original store — and mixed in more modern offerings as well.
“Out here the buyer is younger and the houses are bigger,” Kincaid said. Her new product lineup aims to offer southern Johnson County homeowners a selection of high-end heirloom and new furnishings.
Kincaid said she’s been pleasantly surprised by the amount of foot traffic all of the local restaurants seem to be brining in.
“People go out for lunch, and they come in to shop,” she said.
And there’s one patron who has a habit of popping in unannounced: Kincaid’s son Matthew, a local attorney, has lived in a condo at Mission Farms for the past few years.