Furniture Store to Open in Downtown Morton

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This September, a new furniture and accessory consignment shop will open in Downtown Morton.  Owner Nora Butler is eager to begin a new phase of her life as a retailer.  “My kids are grown now, so I have more time,“ said Butler.  “I have always been interested in furniture and design.  I thought this was a good time and opportunity to do something I really enjoy doing.” 

First Dibs, located at 201 North Main Street, will feature gently used home furnishings and antiques at great prices. They will also have a line of gift items for shopper convenience.  “I’ve traveled around to different consignment stores and there are some really nice ones,” said Butler.  “I would like to bring that here.  Just good quality furniture and things that are still in style. I want to complement the wonderful consignment stores we already have here in Morton.”

Butler plans to open the new store on September 12th, just in time for the Morton Pumpkin Festival.  The store hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm. “I think downtown is a good location,” said Butler.  “There is lots of traffic and I wanted to make sure I had recognition on Main Street.”

The Morton Economic Development Council joined Butler in making this announcement.  “Our community continues to see an escalating interest in retail and restaurant locations in our Downtown District,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton EDC.  “First Dibs will be another wonderful attraction for this growing retail area.”

For more information on First Dibs, please call Nora Butler at 264-3303.  First Dibs will have a website and Facebook page beginning later this fall.  Their website will be

“My family moved to Morton years ago and my boys were raised here.  I would never think to open a store anywhere else,” said Butler.



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