A small shop called McCormick’s Mercantile has cropped up in Glen Ellen, selling decor, gifts and small furniture items. There is an alcove set aside to show the work of local artists. Currently, works by Dianne Neumann are hung on the walls.

The building, which is located on the corner of Arnold Drive/Warm Springs Road/Carquinez Avenue, was purchased a while back by Stephen Sorkin. His in-laws, Robert Howard and Sheryee McCormick, have relocated from Georgia to Glen Ellen, and are now running the little store offering gifts and home decor, with an emphasis on local products.

Among the products McCormick carries are artisanal soaps, Mexican tile coasters, silver jewelry crafted from silver platters, hand-crocheted washcloths and festive hand-crafted pot holders, all produced in Sonoma Valley.

Howard and McCormick owned and ran a store for years in Georgia and are in the process of moving the inventory to Sonoma.

A grand opening is planned for Friday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., with food and door prizes. The store is open six days a week (closed Tuesdays).

The other business in that building, the popular Garden Court Café, will remain and expand.

The store is also online at www.mcmerc.com.