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New business spotlight - Woman opens 'Primitive' business

September 28, 2008

Name of business: The Primitive House

Owner: Bethany Starliper

Address: 21 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown

Opening date: April 24

Products and services: Earth rugs, candles, hometown crocks, flags, throws, wreaths, handmade furniture and stitchings, lights, tins, all things country and primitive. Special orders available.

Market area: Tri-State area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I wanted to open a primitive business with low prices that anyone can afford and with products that are unique and hard to find."

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Previous business experience: Secretary at family-owned electric company, RK Electric Inc.

Number of employees: One

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Phone number: 301-393-4433

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