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BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Estie Meckes, right, assists customers Stan and Shannon Parsley, of Reno, at Urban Trends on Hot Springs Road on Thursday. Her husband and co-owner of the store John is pictured to the left.

Urban Trends

385 Hot Springs Road, Suite #1


Name: John Meckes

What he does: He owns the store with his wife, Estie Meckes.

The store: Urban Trends sells U.S. and international furniture and interior design pieces. Their services also include interior design, space planning, staging, custom building and home makeovers.

How he got started: John moved from the gaming business to this store when he opened it with family about six years ago in Carson City. The store recently moved to its Hot Springs Road location.

How business is going: John said the economy is slow, but he’s trying to offer something unique to people looking to buy either high-end or affordable furniture.

What customers are looking for: He said customers often have an eclectic style and like to add pieces over time.