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Indigo Lace Collective LogoIndiana Wedding Venues That Are Blow-Your-Mind Pretty

IndigoLace.com | Nov. 20, 2018

I’m going to start off by stating the elephant in the room: venue shopping is the WORST. Between budget, figuring out your guest count, making sure it’s relatively close to your ceremony site, and trying to find something that has a little bit of style /doesn’t feel like a stuffy traditional venue, . . .

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How the Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet Saved Miles of Steps

Indy Star | October 19, 2018

NAPPANEE, IND — These days there seems to be a museum for just about everything, so a museum dedicated to kitchen cabinets shouldn’t surprise you. Smack in the middle of Amish country is Coppes Commons, the former factory for Coppes Brothers and Zook in Nappanee, . . .

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A Center of History and Locally-made Treats and Goods

Michiana House and Home | September, 2018

A fixture of downtown Nappanee since 1876, the old Coppes Napanee — yes, Nappanee with one "p" — factory has experienced a rebirth as Coppes Commons, a collection of stores offering fresh treats and a variety of wares, including some made right here in Michiana. . .
 
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wgnExperience Amish country and homegrown culture along Indiana’s Heritage Trail

WGN9 | July 19, 2018

ELKHART, Ind. — Whether it’s a weekend escape or a family vacation, you don’t have to drive far to reach plenty of fun in the Elkhart area, which lies along the Heritage Trail in northern Indiana...

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homespun hydrangeaOur Trip to Coppes Commons Nappanee IN

Homespun Hydrangea | April 17, 2018

Should you find yourself in the Hoosier State anytime soon, Coppes Commons in Nappanee, IN is a must see, must stop destination perfect for the entire family. We were recently invited to check out Coppes Commons and all it had to offer, so on a rainy day in April I packed up the kids and we ventured out. . .

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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 jessica@coppescommons.com, 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 nine 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.

 

Coppes Commons Management Staff

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General Manager, Mike DeCola - mike@coppescommons.com 

Facilities Manager, Justin Mast - justin@coppescommons.com 

Events Manager, Gloria Howard - gloria@coppescommons.com

Media & Marketing Specialist, Jessica Flores - jessica@coppescommons.com 

Volunteer, Bill Warner, serves as resident historian.  He can be reached at bill@coppescommons.com.