Y Silo

Another question I get asked all the time is, "Why did you name the store Silo?"

The first thing that came to me was the concept of American made. It has been something I have been watching for many years. The exit of American manufacturing of every day items has concerned me since the 80’s. Yes, I was born in 1970. I knew I wanted to open a store with a conscience not just a place to sell people stuff. I had been thinking about this concept for a few years before actually doing it and had been told by many people that there wouldn’t be anything to sell because we don’t make anything any more. I just had to find out for myself. So I started searching the internet and found a lot of things.  Great, beautiful, innovative things. Being a design junkie, I was well aware of a time when America was at the forefront of the design and manufacturing world. It was the 1950’s and 60’s. When some of the great classic modern pieces were conceived, manufactured, and are now revered and lovingly collected. I also wanted a name that had ties to a rich agricultural history that is so deeply rooted into the heartlands of America. A silo is a place to store the harvest for leaner times, a structure that provides security to the farmer. My Silo is more than a store or a building, it’s where our domestic harvest is stored, showcased, celebrated and sold and ultimately to provide a bit of security to the American family.