New business owners feeling the vibe in Elkton – Huron Daily Tribune

Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer.
Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer. Cleo, an albino gecko, calls the shop home.
Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer.
Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer.
Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer.
Elkton couple Brian Logsdon and Allyson Krause opened VIBE UP! as a way to sell their hand-crafted, custom goods normally sold online in a physical location last summer.
Like a lot of people, Brian Logsdon and Allyson Kruse found themselves without work when businesses shuttered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
Last summer, the couple decided to strike out on their own and opened their own shop on Main Street in downtown Elkton. Vibe Up is actually a physical location for their online custom craft store they ran out of their Elkton home.
“The best course was making our own goods,” Logsdon said.
Logsdon had some experience with a drop-shipping business, and their online store gave them a place to sell their custom craft, apparel and accessories. Vibe Ups is also a place where customers can shop for bohemian décor and accessories, but the duo specializes in items like made-to-order customer shirts and hand-made jewelry.
The shop also carries an eclectic mix of electronics, comic book-related items, coins, trucker hats and yoga mats, personalized canvasses and more. The shop is home to a “selfie station,” merchandise focusing on spirituality and a very special lizard named Cleo, an albino gecko.
Cleo has a disorder known as enigma syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes her to lean to one side and spin in circles. Cleo spends her days napping as well as dining on meal worms and crickets. Customers are invited to stop by her aquarium and say “Hi!”
The centerpiece of the shop is a create-your-own T-shirt station, where customers can upload their own photo and create personalized apparel or canvasses. Logsdon can help out with graphic design, if needed.
The couple is looking forward to later in the year, when supply woes have eased and they have the option to add more inventory.
Vibe Up is located at 48 N. Main St. in Elkton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Contact the shop at 989-375-5101 or abcreationsllc@yahoo.com. Visit the online store at www.allvibeup.com
Mark Birdsall has been a reporter at the Huron Daily Tribune since July 2019.
Prior to arriving at the Tribune, Mark was night desk editor for the Cadillac News, where he also helped out the sports department on busy high school football and basketball nights. He previously worked at the Holland Sentinel and the Greenville Daily News.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism from Grand Valley State University, where he was editor of the student newspaper, The Lanthorn.
A native of Bay City, Mark is an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Michigan State Spartans and the Chicago Cubs. He’s also a movie buff and enjoys fishing in his spare time.

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