Bennet business helps people find special things to fill their homes with

BENNET, Neb. (KMTV) – As 3 News Now continues to highlight woman-owned businesses in the Heartland, 3 News Now reporter and anchor Arianna Martinez takes you into Bennet, Nebraska where one woman switched careers after an injury and is now following her passion for finding special things to fill your home with.

“The uptown is new and fancy and pretty, and the down home can be rustic and vintage and antique,” said Uptown & Down Home Mercantile owner Wendi Raetz.

The pandemic got in the way of being able to go “treasure hunting,” as Raetz calls it, but now she is back at it.

“That’s one of my passions about this too, is finding them and curating it and then displaying it in a beautiful place and showing people how to use them,” she said.

What sets the store apart from a big box decor store is every item has been hand-selected by Raetz. Some things are even antiques from around the area.

“Sometimes people come to me with things,” she said. “They have…

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