Dallas resident Karen Chandler, who previously lived in McKinney and is owner of Kitchenwares on the Square in the city, has made a name for herself among the nation's kitchen aficionados.

In the November 2012 issue of Kitchenware News, a front-page article entitled "Deep in the Heart of Texas, There’s Kitchenwares on the Square" and written by Lorrie Baumann, features Chandler, her store and her success in just one year of business.

The story begins:

"McKinney, Texas is one of the best places to live in the United States. “Money” magazine has said so, and most of its 250,000 or so residents probably agree. Karen Chandler, owner of Kitchenwares on the Square, is certainly one of them.

"Chandler opened her store in McKinney just a year ago after a career that included more than 10 years in the kitchenware industry, including four of them as a buyer for Gourmet Catalog. When she reached a point in her life at which she decided it was time to strike out on her own and go into business for herself, she had no doubts about what that business would be. She liked the kitchenware retailers that she’d been working with so much that she wanted to become one of them, she says."

The story jumps to page 9 of the 24-page magazine and includes a photo of the front of Chandler's store.

The story can be found online at kitchenwarenews.com. Click here to read it.

For more information about the store, including location, store hours, products and more, visit the website at kitchenwaresonthesquare.com.

The city of McKinney remains proud of its standing as the No. 2 ranked city to live in the United States according to Money magazine. You can read that story by clicking here.