Karen Zook and Jessica Giordani, two of the three owners of the Lebanon craft store Scratch, love the White River Junction stationery store Post.
And Pam Post, who opened Post in the Dreamland Building last summer shortly before Scratch debuted on the Lebanon Mall, loves Scratch.
The only problem? With virtually the same hours of operation, they never get to shop at each other’s stores.
Such is the life of small-business owners.
“We’re working on that,” Zook said in a recent interview at Scratch, when asked when she finds time to sleep. “We’re scheduling that one in.”
The business hours, pedestrian-friendly locations in core Upper Valley downtowns and hip, colorful aesthetics aren’t the only similarities between the two shops.
Both the Scratch crew, which includes business partner Travis Griffin, and Post are making a go of it in a time when you’re…