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New off-grid way of living retail outlet opens in downtown Marshall

Jeff Flake, owner of Van Life Conversions in Marshall, speaks with a customer at Off Grid Store Jan. 12.

MARSHALL – When they opened Vanlife Conversions in January 2020, operator Jeff Flake and his spouse Samantha Flake often prepared to open up a retail shop to offer all-items off-grid dwelling.  

Now, with the opening of Fashionable Off-Grid Retail store in downtown Marshall, that intention has been realized, as the stir celebrated its opening through Third Thursday in Marshall in July.  

According to Samantha Flake, who owns Modern-day Off-Grid, the store’s primary concentrate is solar panels, though she is regularly trying to get new inventory to convey in to preserve up with the at any time-switching calls for of the Madison County community. 

Prior to Modern-day Off-Grid’s opening, the pair was pressured to attempt to perform its burgeoning organization from Vanlife Conversions, a van- and faculty bus-conversion business positioned down the road, which experienced a range of constraints, the owner said.