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With two rooms of antique and vintage gifts and collectibles, and over 20 dealers in the space, Cozy Cottage owner Cody Perez has his hands full, but he wouldn’t have it any other way!

Perez purchased the York Village business in September 2018 and, even without prior experience in the industry, has made a name for himself in having unique vendors that offer an array of items not normally seen in antique shops.

As one customer said, “[This is] My happy place! There is always something new and interesting to look at.”

Another said, “Lots of great items to choose from [and] helpful and friendly staff [with] new items added all the time.”

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Their current focus is on increasing their social media presence as well as increasing foot traffic. “I’m currently dealing with [the challenge] by attempting to have a stronger social media presence with more frequent posts.

We are also offering do it yourself classes, as well as doing quarterly events in the center in an effort to drive traffic, and therefore drive revenue,” Perez shared.

There have been benefits to owning his own business. “The best part is that I’m able to make executive decisions with regards to the direction of my business,” he said.

“But my advice to anyone who is interested in running their own business is to become educated before starting your business!”

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7330 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692