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Amber Sachetta (left) and Pamela Mense arrange items in the new location for their Madison Lane Interiors in the Pavilion shopping center at 32nd Street and Maiden Lane in Joplin.

Madison Lane Interiors is open for business in new and expanded quarters.

The store, which specializes in interior decoration guidance, has moved from a small storefront at 505 W. Second St. to the Pavilion shopping center at the southwest corner of West 32nd Street and Maiden Lane. The storefront once housed Sprouts.

It’s a big move for Pamela Mense and Amber Sachetta, who have been partners in Madison Lane Interiors for more than seven years.

“We would have never started out this large,” Sachetta said. “We’ve had to work our way up.”

“We’re a small startup that has grown,” Mense said.

The shop on West Second Street had about 900 square feet of usable retail space on the lower floor. The ceilings were low, creating little wall space. The new shop has 2,600 square feet of space all on one level. The ceilings are high, creating a much larger wall space.

“We could almost touch the ceiling before,” Mense said of the former address. “Now, we have all of this space for wall coverings.”

Said Sachetta: “We needed a bigger location that was a little closer to where our customers live. We also needed better parking and a better place for trucks to unload.”

The extra space has permitted more furniture to be showcased, and more fabrics and wall hangings to be displayed, with plenty of room for customers to walk about and view the merchandise. One area specializes in an assortment of fabrics for custom window treatments.

Most of the merchandise is purchased at markets in High Point, North Carolina, and Dallas. Product lines include Hickory Chair, Highland House and Norwalk furniture, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and Loloi rugs.

Bedding, vases, jewelry, mirror framing, Trapp candles and home decor items round out the selection. Gift certificates are available.

“We have added and refined our product lines,” Sachetta said. “We want to offer something special for Joplin. It’s not the same thing that everyone else offers.”

Store hours

MADISON LANE INTERIORS, located at 1802 W. 32nd St., is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Details: 417-206-0550 or www.madisonlaneinteriors.net.

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