GLEN ROSE – Tumbleweed Lane, a new store located on the Historic Glen Rose Downtown square, is scheduled to make it’s grand opening May 21 at 10 a.m. Its owner, Lisa Quesenbury, is Glen Rose native, a GRHS alumna and former registered nurse.

Quesenbury said she hopes for the store to offer a wide range of products that will appeal to a wide range of customers.

“We have cute little rompers and dresses for kids, [along with] furniture, vintage tool boxes, custom roasted coffee, private label soap and candles and custom jewelry for adults,” Quesenbury said.

Although this is Quesenbury’s first go-round as a business owner, is not her first time to peddle her own products. The entrepreneur used to sell her furniture and antique finds at Cohen’s Corner Flea Market in Cleburne.

“When I was praying to the Lord about this, I wanted him to show me what I needed to do,” Quesenbury said. The Lord opened up a lot of doors for me. I woke up and checked Facebook one morning and my cousin had posted a quote saying, ‘Today is the day the Lord will open all of the doors.’ That was about two months ago and this is where we are now.”

The fact that a woman is opening a local business should not come as a shock, a recent published study found.

According to a recent American Express study, the rate at which businesswomen are turning entrepreneurs is increasing at a “rapid pace since the recession.”

“Over the past nine years, the number of women-owned firms has increased by 45 percent – five times faster than the number of new businesses overall in the United States, confirming that women entrepreneurs are a major economic force,” the report reads.

While Quesenbury certainly fits into those statistics, she said that she is very much looking forward to meeting new people and continuing her ministry after the store opens.

“I want people to come into my store and feel good about themselves and be happy,” she noted.

At the grand opening of the store, Mountain Natives – an indie folk band from Dallas – will be performing. This performance by the husband and wife duo will be the first stop on the band’s first ever tour, according to Quesenbury.

The grand opening will also feature live painting by Angie Woolard, a local western artist. Woolard will not only be in the store painting at the grand opening, but she can also be found in the store painting every Tuesday.

Along with the opening of the store itself, Tumbleweed Lane’s products will be for sale at Glen Rose’s Vintage Market Days June 3-5 from 10 am. – 5 p.m. at the Somervell County Expo and Texas Amphitheater.

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Kelsey Poynor

(254) 897-2282

@KPoynor_GRR