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Dahlia’s Curios in Penn Yan receives local recognition

About 15 years ago, western New York native Wendy Warren was looking to return somewhere near home after living in Colorado for close to 20 years.

She and her husband, Mark, wanted to open a small business and consider other ventures. Wendy began contacting Chamber of Commerce organizations in a number of upstate communities.

“We made a list of little towns where we might want to live. We were looking at mostly mom-and-pop businesses,” she recalled. “I wrote the Yates County Chamber, and they handed it over to (Keuka) Shoreline (Properties).”

The Warrens eventually chose a building on Elm Street, across from the firehouse and next door to the Tavern. It housed a number of small businesses over the years.

In 2002, it became Dahlia’s Curios — and has been a village mainstay ever since.

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