This post originally appeared on The FIND Fort Wayne's blog, announcing the opening of the two Michigan stores. While the news isn't so new by now, the sentiments remain unchanged.
It is with extreme excitement that Team FIND announces our Northern expansion! This project has been a long time coming in many ways...
FIND owner Melani Wilson has spent decades in Northern Michigan, with family roots stretching back into the 70s near Little Traverse Lake. The area had become so special to the Wilson family, they became part time residents of Leland in 2001 to continue making memories with children, dogs, extended family and friends along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Melani has always admired the wealth of artists and makers of the area, and finds the collective creative energy so inspirational. As a jewelry maker herself, she discovered she does her best work at her Michigan home studio, and found new life for her designs after participating in the Leland Art Fair. It is with this creative spirit and love for the area that she will fling open the doors to not one, but two sister stores this Spring and Summer!
The FIND North shops will be situated in Leland and Northport, and will blend Melani's keen eye for au courant goods with her longtime love of Northern Michigan. While only a dozen or so miles from each other, each town has its own energy, along with unique local shops, restaurants and activities. Thus, each FIND shop will have its own vibe while also offering a cohesive collection of the goods our customers near and far have come to know and love.
Team FIND cannot wait to be part of these incredible communities, and we look forward to the new friendships, experiences, explorations and inspirations Northern Michigan will provide. And the lake views aren't too shabby...
We'll have so much more to share in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to follow along on our new sister Instagram account, @thefindnorth!