Title

Article about Margie Johnson and her Porter Emporium, a gift shop located in Por

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-1995

Pages

52-54, 68

Abstract

Article about Margie Johnson and her Porter Emporium, a gift shop located in Porter, Maine, that specializies in limited edition dolls. Although Johnson doesn't publish a catalog and advertises only in doll magazine, she receives orders from all over Europe and the United States and as from as far away as South Africa. In 1994, gross sales topped $250,000, with 55 percent of the in business mail order. She sold more than $150,000 worth of fine dolls over the counter in her Porter shop. Johnson started Porter Emporium in May 1987, having moved to Porter from North Reading, Mass., after her husband, Warren, decided to quit his job as as supervisor in a tool and die business in order to set up his own business. A real estate ad in the "Boston Globe" brought them to Porter. They fell in love with and bought the old Cole's General Store, which she turned into the Porter Emporium.

Subjects

Dolls, Porter Emporium Portland, Johnson, Margie

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