SAVANNAH, MO – On any given day there are four generations of women in the building at 406 Court St. Sisters Lisa Schank and Linda Tworek opened Urban Daisy earlier this year. The store focuses on reviving furniture and creating custom décor for one-of-a-kind pieces. It is a crafters paradise.
Schank also operates her advertising and marketing firm, Quinn & Co., out of the buildings’ second floor. Tworek’s daughter, Brigette Rosenbaum, also rents space for her business upstairs. During school, Rosenbaum’s daughter, Riley, gets off the bus in front of her family’s store.
Tworek and Schank feel a great sense of pride, and purpose, in their shop. The building is the only original structure left on that side of the town’s square. On the opposite corner of Court Street was once the old St. Charles Hotel. The manager of that motel, more than a half a century ago, was the sisters’ great grandmother Stephenson.
Their grandmother, Dolly Floy Stephenson, also happened to clean shops around the square.
“We’re very proud that there’s a lot of women, and young ladies, that are in business on the square,” Tworek said. “And we’re excited to be a part of it and we’re hoping there will be more.”
Schank purchased the building with the intention of her personal business.
“We put our heads together and decided Savannah needed a new shop,” Tworek said. “That way I could do the thing that I love doing, repurposing furniture, giving it all a new look. And that’s where it started.”
Their father was a carpenter and their mother, Eva Howard, makes all the pillows in Urban Daisy.
Tworek said she started her life’s hobby many, many years ago as a young adult.
“I couldn’t afford to buy new things,” she said. “So I took my old things and made them look better and new again. My sister and I have always been a bit creative, I guess.”
Customers call it their happy place, she said. They come to get inspired or buy something that makes them happy.
The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.