The Candle Shop

BowDacious, Candle Shop consolidate under one roof

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Candle Shop, Burlap-n-Rags leave location after 32 years  by BETH ALTENA Meg Franz, owner of BowDacious, The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags, is moving all merchandise to the BowDacious store, 27A North Main Street, Rockford. Shoppers will no longer be able to find The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags at the little red store at 52 Courtland Street in downtown Rockford, but [...]

Rockford artist celebrates milestone anniversary

May 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sally Charnley has seen many businesses come and go, and business owners along with them, in her 35 years working in downtown Rockford. She never intended to start a store of her own back then and, ironically, having two was part of her key to success. Charnley has given up The Candle Shop and Burlap-N-Rags to her daughter and her husband, Meg and Charlie Frantz, but she [...]

More local products than ever before at downtown shop

April 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Candle Shop, Burlap-n-Rags, Bow-Dacious among town’s long-term businesses by BETH ALTENA “If we won’t support our economy, who will?” said Meg Frantz, owner of Bow-Dacious, The Candle Shop and Burlaps-n-Rags in downtown Rockford. Meg Frantz is the owner of three of Rockford’s downtown shops. Her business model includes offering as many locally made and USA-made [...]

StayCation offers plenty of reasons not to leave town

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Women just back from spring break vacation now have plenty of reasons to stick around town, at least on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. If you are one of the out-of-towners who frequent the downtown shopping district, this is a great time to spend a few days here as well. The Heart of Rockford Business Association again this year is offering a Girlfriends StayCation [...]