HGTV's Dave And Jenny Marrs Show Off New Marrs Mercantile Ahead Of Big Grand Opening

Following the success of their HGTV show "Fixer to Fabulous," Dave and Jenny Marrs opened their first official store, Marrs Mercantile. Located in Centerton, Arkansas, the home goods store opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, April 1st. With its grand opening on North Main Street, the quaint store features various handcrafted merchandise inspired by the couple's home renovation business. Two days before the opening, Jenny Marrs notified her Instagram followers of the big event while giving a sneak peek of the establishment, "(Marrs Mercantile) where you can shop for beautiful, handmade, perfectly imperfect pieces from our favorite artisans, artists, and makers to fill your own home with both beauty and intention," she explained on Instagram.

Marrs posted many images of the store prior to the opening, including a special pre-opening event with family, friends, and food. Advertised as a fine crafts and goods store, the building itself is a historic piece of art that the couple restored. With a large glass window front and red brick structure, there's an antique industrial vibe throughout. From t-shirts and hats to books and home furnishings, Marrs Mercantile emanates the couple's 'House + Love = Home' style. Marrs continued, "We believe a home should be a place where the people and things you love surround you." Opening day at the store was also a community-centered occasion with food trucks, live music, and a playground for the kids.

Step inside the historic Marrs Mercantile

Located a few miles southwest of Dave and Jenny Marrs' hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas, the former bank has been rejuvenated as the family-run Marrs Mercantile. Established in 1905 as the Bank of Centeron, the abandoned building received a complete overhaul. Jenny Marrs explained, "Our goal when restoring the space was to preserve as many original elements as possible because we love the beauty and history of this place" (via Instagram). The exterior now features faint green window trim against its original, restored brick and a vintage bicycle with a basket of flowers to welcome customers. Inside is a homey, rustic vibe with more reclaimed brick walls and exposed air ducts. There are several shelves and tables to browse their genuine domestic items. Marrs continued via Instagram, "The goods we sell are some of our very favorite things, handmade by artisans and artists we have worked with for years."

Combining the old with the new, some of the furniture was crafted by Dave Marrs himself. A specially made black steel vault door also leads to a charming, old-world style bathroom with multi-color tile flooring. While the historic bank building has undergone a lovely transformation, Marrs doesn't aim for everything to look flawless. "Perfection is never the goal. Beautiful spaces are most often imperfect and full of character," she explained. From the past to the present, the hometown mercantile store presents a warm and friendly experience for all who visit.