New Medina store sells baby clothes, pet supplies

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 26 July 2020 at 2:38 pm

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Jacquie Chinn stands in her new store, Lyric and Lizzy, which she recently opened at 335 North Main St., Medina, selling baby clothes and pet supplies. 

MEDINA – Selling baby clothes and pet supplies may seem like an unusual combination, but for Jacquie Chinn, it makes perfect sense.

Lyric and Lizzy is a new store Chinn recently opened at 335 North Main St., selling just that – baby clothes and pet supplies.

She said it is truly amazing how her store came about.

Jacquie Chinn holds a pacifier from Nookums, a company in Middleport. The store also has a pet section.

Chinn was working, but lost her job and knew she had to find something. She was also doing credit clarity consulting, but when a friend who had graduated from Orleans Economic Development’s  Microenterprise Assistance Program told her about it, she decided to check it out.

“I took a leap of faith,” Chinn said.

She graduated from the class last year and starting planning to open her own business.

“I grew up with Blissetts,” Chinn said. “I went to the store and she gave me her blessing.”

Her concept for a store is quite simple.

“Children always need clothes, and when you have children or grandchildren, you almost always have a pet,” Chinn said.

Hence, a store selling baby clothes and pet supplies.

The store is named for her grandchildren, 5-month-old Lincoln and 5-year-old Lizzy.

She suffered a setback when, just as she was ready to open, the Covid-19 pandemic hit. She had stocked winter clothing for the cold weather, and then couldn’t sell it. But she rode it out and is now thrilled to be open to the public.

She strives to offer affordable, quality clothing, and buys local where she can. One item is a pacifier with stuffed animal, called Nookums, which is made in Middleport. She also has a complete selection of diaper bags. She said if anyone is invited to a baby shower, her store is the place to shop.

She buys baby clothing in one of each size, so no one is going around town wearing the same thing.

Her sizes range from newborn to teens, and pet supplies are limited to small items, such as feeding dishes, treats and dog suits.

Lyric and Lizzy is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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