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Planners back Gaines co-op on 104

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 December 2013 at 12:00 am

GAINES – A Holley woman who has developed her own line of shampoo and conditioners has purchased a Ridge Road building that she intends to turn into a co-op for other vendors.

Kim Rowe plans to turn the former “Buy American” mercantile into a co-op with arts, crafts and antique vendors.

The Orleans County Planning Board supported the project during its meeting on Thursday. Planners said the project fits in nicely with the historic flavor of Ridge Road and the nearby Cobblestone Society Museum.

Rowe, owner and developer of U Make Scents, is working to open Cobble-Ridge Co-op.

In addition to the vendors, Rowe would like to use the site for an outdoor flea market in the spring and fall. Eventually she would like to sell food products inside and outside at the location.