Sixteen West Marketplace on Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke has gained another tenant.
The Learning Source, a store that carries educational products catering to teachers, parents of home-schooled students and churches, has set up in one of the four stalls inside Sixteen West.
Store owner Marie Kinzie said the old 1,800 square-foot store on Orange Avenue was just too big.
“It was a lot of floor space to take care of,” she said.
Kinzie is a frequent customer of Cafe 16, a coffee bar also inside Sixteen West, and said the idea to move her goods into a stall struck her while she was getting coffee one morning.
She opened the new store last month. It still has all the products and services that were available at the Orange Avenue store, but not all products, such as charts and bulletin boards, are displayed because there isn’t enough room, Kinzie said. She has those items in storage for customers who request them.
The Learning Source joins several other businesses at Sixteen West, including CORE Chiropractic and Wellness, RAC Xpress, Cafe 16, S&W Market, and Fleda A. Ring Artworks. Healing Touch Studios, which offers massage therapy, is scheduled to open in March.