Ground Floor: Idea for Cedar Rapids store born from owner's real estate career

Realtor Robin Meister-Weaver found an idea for a child-centered consignment store through her work in real estate. Her clients often ran into the problem of too many children's clothes and toys left over while staging their homes to sell and they never had time for for a garage sale. It wasn't until Meister-Weaver's son and daughter-in-law were expecting a child that she started thinking over the fact that there was not a consignment store just for children's clothes. Not only would this help those looking for it, but it would be exactly what her clients needed.

She asked her fellow real estate agent Sharon Danielson, who was already thinking of getting out of the real estate business, to partner with her and they opened Polka Dots & Denim. They designed it with more of a boutique feel, using their staging experience and interior design background to set up the merchandise.

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POSTED November 06 2013 11:58 AM

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