In the News

A Cupboard With Brains | November 2019

Journey Indiana, a production of Indiana Public Media, paid us a visit to learn more about how the Hoosier Cabinet became "a game changer" for housewives of the early 20th century. Click the link below to watch the television episode (episode 209).

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Indigo Lace Collective LogoIndiana Wedding Venues That Are Blow-Your-Mind Pretty | Nov. 20, 2018

Morgan, professional photographer from included us in her top 15 wedding venues in Indiana! 

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How the Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet Saved Miles of Steps

Dawn Mitchell, "roving reporter" from IndyStar newspaper, paid us a visit as part of the newspaper's "Retro on the Road" series. Read her article on a bit of our history and our Hoosier Cabinet collection in our museum!

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A Center of History and Locally-made Treats and Goods

We were pleased to give Michiana House and Home the grand tour of our campus for this overview of Coppes Commons in their monthly "Made in Michiana" column. 

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WGN9 | July 19, 2018

This "Cruisin' Indiana" segment produced by Chicago's WGN TV included a stop at Coppes Commons as host, Julian Cruz, made his way along Northern Indiana's Heritage Trail. Watch the full clip by clicking the button below.

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Homespun Hydrangea | April 17, 2018

Local writer, Katie Femia, shares some of her favorite finds and family fun at Coppes in this post on her site, The Homespun Hydrangea - a blog about living a hands-on life through travel, DIY, food, and family.

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Let's Talk!

Our management team loves working with journalists around the world to share unique stories about our history and place. If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please get in touch with our Media and Marketing Specialist, Jessica Flores, at, or by calling 574-773-0002.


Business Summary

December 2018

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Coppes Commons is a shopping complex housed in a restored 19th-century sawmill and furniture factory in Nappanee, Indiana. It is currently home to ten retail shops and restaurants as well as a Hoosier Cabinet Museum and an event center

Coppes Commons first began to take shape in 2007 when local businessman, Thomas Mast, purchased the deteriorating building complex, which had become a noticeable blight on the small town. Over the next year, Mast put his construction crew to work demolishing unsalvagable buildings and restoring others that dated back as far as 1887. The first business, Nappanee Bakery & Treat Shoppe, opened in 2008, and several others soon followed. In the past decade, the collection of shops has continued to grow, adding a business per year on average. 

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Throughout this entire process, the original company that was started on the Coppes Commons property in 1887, was still in operation in a single building across the street. Though it had been bought out in the late 60's, changed hands and filed for bankruptcy, it survived and continued to manufacture high-end custom kitchens for customers across the country. In 2017, Mast Brothers, LLC, sons of Thomas Mast, purchased Coppes Napanee, ensuring that it would continue to hold its status as the longest-continuously-operating cabinet manufacturer in the United States. For more on the history of the Coppes companies, visit our Hoosiers & History page.

Coppes Commons has established itself as a vital member of the Nappanee community, serving as a first home for many small business owners, contributing to a major rehabilitation of one of the city's most historic sites, and playing host to several fundraising events every year.


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