Colemans buy Burlap & Lace

Rusty & Jessica McLain (l) turn over the keys to new owners Erin & Tim Coleman.

A week before Christmas 2020, Burlap and Lace closed due to the overwhelming success of their holiday sales. 

When the popular store reopens on January 4, 2021, it will be with new owners. Tim and Erin Coleman, owners of Metter Home Center, have purchased Burlap and Lace.

The Colemans are more than just new owners, they are long-time customers of Burlap and Lace. 

According to previous owner Jessica McLain, she met the Colemans shortly after the store opened three years ago. 

Says McLain, “I was standing in my store when I saw a truck and trailer park across the street. The occupants came inside and have been customers and friends ever since.” 

The truck’s occupants were Tim and Erin Coleman. The Colemans and McLain had fallen in love with Metter, so they had something in common.

As new owners, the Colemans will maintain Burlap and Lace’s concept of a multi-faceted business. That concept is a boutique, gift shop and home décor store. They will also continue the coffee bar that is housed inside the large retail space. 

Currently, the windows of the building at 10 North Lewis Street are covered with brown paper as the store is being prepared for the new owners. When the windows are uncovered, shoppers will find new inventory.

McLain wants to express her appreciation to her customers and the people of Metter. 

“Thank you for three years of wonderful support,” she states. She adds that the support that Metter has given to the business in the three years she owned it showed the store to be an asset that caused the new owners to see that it needs to continue.

The Colemans have been in the Metter area for several years and in addition to owning the Metter Home Center, they own two mobile home estates, both named Coleman Mobile Home Estates. 

They are excited to continue serving the needs of the local shopping public at Burlap and Lace. 

McLain is not going far from Metter as she leaves the store that she started and grew from a consignment shop of “booths” to a full-fledged shopping experience. 

She will be helping her husband Rusty with management of McLain Farms in Toombs County. 

She says, “I will miss all of my regular customers, but I know that they will continue to support Burlap and Lace with the new owners.” 

She adds, “I have been impressed with the way that the people of Metter have dedicated themselves to shopping small and supporting their town.”

Burlap and Lace will open on January 4, 2021, at 10 a.m. 

The new owners, Tim and Erin Coleman, invite shoppers to visit the store at 10 North Lewis Street in Metter.

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