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‘Homespun’ on Mass Avenue has started their liquidation process before closing permanently



Indianapolis, Indiana – There existed “Homespun: Modern Handmade” before the Bottleworks District and other redevelopment improvements and additions in the Mass Ave. Cultural District.

For more than a decade, locals and visitors have been able to discover the ideal present for a friend or a distinctive keepsake to bring home.

The majority of the store’s stock was made up of one-of-a-kind items created by Midwest and Indianapolis artisans. There were candles, distinctive clothing, holiday ornaments, and the enduringly well-liked district map of the downtown area that many families have hanging in their homes.

“I have truly loved watching customers come across the perfect thing and seeing their faces light up as they realize that THIS is IT! Just what they’ve been looking for,” Homespun owner Amanda Mauer Taflinger said in a lengthy Facebook post on Aug. 31.

Thirteen years ago, Taflinger set out on her Homespun voyage with a dream. Her enthusiasm was stoked by her experience in photojournalism and art teaching, although she freely admits that this was not always a viable business plan.

“Staffing, finances, forecasting, inventory management, marketing, negotiations, merchandising, buying, and selling. With an idea I was excited about, but with no formal business training, I didn’t know then the depth of what I was getting myself into when starting the Homespun adventure in 2010.”

For the store on the east end of Massachusetts Avenue, the Labor Day weekend marked the last days of regular business hours.

Limited and erratic hours will be maintained at the store through the end of the month as Talfinger sells the remaining merchandise, furnishings, and fixtures.

“I have gained a great amount of knowledge about what to do and what not to do when running a business and leading a team. I am still learning today, right up to the end.”

Taflinger advises customers to contact ahead or check social media each day to confirm the hours of the store. Callers can reach the business at 317-351-0280.

“I cannot thank each of you — and the greater Indianapolis community — enough for all the success and support you’ve shown me, my family, and the Homespun team over the years. You depended on me to have the right mix of local, regional, handmade, well-crafted, on-trend, contemporary, and unique products for your home and gift-giving needs.”


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