Tanglevine Crossing


Store Name Tanglevine Crossing
A truly one-of-a-kind gift shop experience and small town charm at its best

Business Type Gift Stores, Office Supplies & Stationery

NAICS Code 4532

Location 110 N. Main St. P.O. Box 110, Farmland, IN 47340

Nearby Businesses Glass Studio, floral shop, antique shop, penny candy store, flea market, coffee company

Owner/Manager Larry Francer, Jerome Herron

Special Store Activities Annual Holiday open house, occasional monthly promotions, such as Torn Up Tuesdays, and frequent shopper cards.

Year Opened 1991

Website http://www.tanglevinecrossing.com

Phone 765-468-6958

E-mail larry@tanglevinecrossing.com

Community Profile Farmland is a town of 1500 people near Muncie IN in Randolph County, with 24000 people living within a 10 mile radius. This small Indiana town is also home to famous kite maker Ansel Toney

Products Sold & Niche Developed

Tanglevine Crossing sells a multitude of gifts and specialty items. Ranging from their homemade candy and dessert, called Farmland Chocolates, to art glass, jewelry, greeting cards and slippers, this store is perfect for finding unique and original gifts. The combination of all of these different items, along with the dynamic personality of the owners, has created a one-of-a-kind experience for the customer and has helped put the small town of Farmland on the map.

Market Segments Served

The personable nature of this store has created a very loyal local clientele. Most of the customers that come to Tanglevine Crossing live within a 30 mile radius of Farmland and promotions like the Frequent Shopper cards help to promote local support. Nevertheless, the distinctive nature of the store draws customers from all over the state.

Contributions to the Business Community

Tanglevine Crossing is one of the business pillars of Farmland. Along with stimulating local commerce with their frequent visitors, and pulling customers from as far as Indianapolis and Fort Wayne to this small town, both owners of Tanglevine Crossing are members of the Board of Historic Farmland USA, Farmland’s Main Street and preservation organization.

Review by: Danny Bruce, UW Extension CCED