Downton Bridgeport Set to be Home to New Business on Sept. 30 as The Daisy on Main to Open its Doors

By Jeff Toquinto on September 18, 2023 via

There is a new business heading for Bridgeport’s downtown corridor. And it will have a little bit of everything you may need – and perhaps even more.
City officials have confirmed that The Daisy on Main will be moving into 153 West Main Street where Raising June was previously located.
“We’re actually taking over the lease from Raising June,” said new business owner Sandra Porter. “We’re very excited to be opening a business in Bridgeport.”
The business, as noted above, will feature plenty of things that should draw those in Bridgeport and beyond to its door. According to Porter, the business will feature clothing, home décor, candles, and other accessories such as purses and jewelry.
There will also be what she believes are some unique offerings the community may want to check out.
“My son (Lucas Porter) is one of three individuals who are involved in this business with me. He’s going to make wallets, flasks, and other items,” said Porter. “A lot of what he makes is handmade and the items, such as the flasks, can be laser engraved where you can order them and personalize them.”
If you think what the business offers will be limited to what you can find off the shelf, then your assumption would be incorrect. Porter said the business will be doing wedding planning and coordinating and have merchandise that can be rented for the big day and find items sought by the bridal party.
“This is something we were doing prior to this business, but we’re incorporating it into what we offer. We can make that special day a little easier to get to,” said Porter.
Porter, her son Lucas, and his wife Darryen Porter will have a big hand in what takes place at the city’s newest business. Kaitlyn McQuain is the fourth member of the business quartet and will bring another unique item that can be set up for weddings, parties, or other special events. McQuain will be focusing on the wedding portion and another key item – charcuterie boards.
“We also have space for small events, such as a small birthday party for kids or a small holiday party,” said Porter.
The opening date is not too far away. Porter, who lives in Bridgeport, said the opening date is Sept. 30.
“We’re running crazy right now to get things ready, but we’re also excited at the same time,” she said.
The business is located between East Chicago Pizza and the Chandler Building on Main Street, which is actually behind the Chandler Building. You can access the business with the large parking lot by East Chicago Pizza, which is across the street from the Benedum Civic Center.
The business is open Monday and Tuesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The phone number is 304-777-6169 and the email is
The store will be closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
Editor's Note: Top photo shows those involved with the business. From left are Darryen Porter, Lucas Porter, owner Sandra Porter, and Kaitlyn McQuain. Second photo is of a charcuterie board you will be able to order. In the third photo are some of the jewelry choices that will be available, while the photo below shows some of the handmade wallets and hats, along with laser engraved flasks. 

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