Emily Roelant ‘20, Layout Director
Like many people in South Lyon, Annie Buchtrup has been anticipating 2020. Buchtrup, store owner of Lemon Tree in downtown, moved into the former Art Craft Shop in South Lyon last month. The Lemon Tree first opened in 2017, a few doors down from the new building. The Art Craft shop has been vacant for many decades and was often seen as an eyesore in downtown South Lyon.
Renovations on the new store began this past summer, and the interior of the old shop has already been refinished with new flooring and ceiling. Vintage touches though can still be seen in the store; the reclaimed wood has been repurposed for the walls in the shop, and the store contains two of the original doors dating back to the 1800s. After switching to the new store, Buchtrup said, “Business has been great! People find us easier than before and are excited to see the space transformed.” Senior Lilliana Vangelov is “so excited to see the town getting busier.” Vangelov, like some of her fellow students, thinks it is important to see people coming together and supporting local businesses.
By moving locations, Buchtrup has gained 500 square feet. She said, “Having a larger space has allowed me to get larger pieces, as well as new items that we just did not have the space for before.” The store is known for selling books, plants, treasures, and other antiques. Since moving, she has been able to add many larger furniture pieces, more children’s items and items that fit their new theme: boho chic.
If you would like to go check out the shop for yourself, head on over to 113 S. Lafayette Street South Lyon, 48178 or learn more about the Lemon Tree and their products by exploring their website: www.thelemontree.shop The store is now offering opportunities for private party events, a terrarium class in March, and much more. To learn more about these upcoming events, their Facebook page provides details on what is to come.
Photo courtesy of Hometownlife.com