Vail Valley Bizwatch: The Uptown Store, Minturn
Business name: The Uptown Store.Date opened: March 17Owners: Jay Raiola and Audrey DiSciascioContact info: Call 970-827-4199.What goods or services do you provide? We have new & resale home goods, furniture, gifts, art, & accessories.What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? We buy low so we can sell low. We also search for unique, quality goods that are not typically found locally, including retro, vintage and antique items.What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? We believe in a customer-centered approach to retail and selling merchandise at fair prices. What can your customers expect from you? Affordable, fresh, fun inventory!Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Audrey has worked in the restaurant business in Colorado, New York City and New Mexico. She owned a coffee shop/art gallery in Taos and has experience in specialty retail in New York.Jay is the owner of My Mountain Realtor in Minturn.