Laurel Mercantile Co.
In 1901, the Laurel Mercantile Co. opened in downtown Laurel and was a bastion of commerce in our city, supplying dry goods and workwares until the 1930s. As industry changed, so did the needs and eventually the doors closed. Many decades have passed and “The City Beautiful” is experiencing a revival as a home for entrepreneurs, artists, and makers.
In 2016 we formed a partnership with the Nowells and Rasberrys, 2 couples made up of our family and long-time best friends. We used our combined expertise to reopen Laurel’s bygone hometown store. The doors of the new Laurel Mercantile Co. opened on Front Street in December 2016. LMCo. is the only place to find our signature collection including Scotsman Co., the store’s flagship brand of Ben’s handmade reclaimed furniture and gentlemen’s workwear, and American-made heirloom wares and durable goods for home and life.
Scotsman General Store
Grab a vintage glass bottle soda, your favorite snack and stick around for awhile to watch our Scotsman Co. woodworking team hard at work. Inspired by general stores of yesteryear, The Scotsman General Store is sure to remind you of a place from your own hometown. If you stop by on the right day, you might get to see Ben and his team filming builds for the next season of HGTV's Home Town.
The Scent Library is the new home for the candles that we have all come to know and love. When Erin first had the idea of creating candles from her own personal memories, she had no idea that there would one day be a whole 2,400 square foot building filled with her treasured memories.
This new candle store is an ode to Erin's nostalgic nature and love for specific scent memories. She explains, "I have a sensitive nose and strong attachments to scents, memories, and people.
Erin dreamed of opening a space dedicated to her growing candle line that would offer a memorable experience for nostalgic folks like herself.
With a love for restoration and our growing scent line, this new space will be the perfect place for Home Town fans to explore Erin's world and her scent memories.