Monsters on Main was founded by Nitia Musico in Downtown Denison in 2019. Like most highly creative people, Nitia’s interests were evident from a young age. By the time she was 3 or 4, she started making her own quirky little monsters out of her mother’s quilt scraps and the idea stuck with her. Fast forward to 2019 when Nitia created several of her monsters from designer fabrics to decorate the window of her upholstery workroom. It didn’t take long to realize that quality handmade monster “pillows” were filling an unknown market demand as they were flying off the shelves! Soon after, Monsters on Main was born and the rest, as they say, is history.
In addition to Monsters on Main, Nitia has owned and operated Rugs & Stuff by Nitia for 25 years and is the upholsterer of choice for high end hoteliers, multi-family developers, restaurateurs and grand home owners throughout Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami. Naturally, the upholstery business generated a huge stash of designer fabrics in every imaginable color, texture and design over the years. While the bigger piece of fabric adorned a banquet in a swanky restaurant or a chair in a large private home, the leftover piece has a new life as an adorable monster that brings smiles to the faces of young – and the young at heart - alike.
For a long time, the upholstery business was located in Dallas’ Design District. But several years ago, Nitia and her husband fell in love with a hundred year old store front on Main Street in Denison. A big part of the attraction was living and working downtown with other business owners who joined together to make the vision of Denison as a destination city a reality.
Among other attractions, Denison boasts the longest Main Street in Texas! As the birthplace of President Eisenhower and the location of one of Doc Holliday’s dental offices, the area offers something for everyone. The old train station, the historic hotel renovation and numerous shops and restaurants along Main Street make Denison an excellent destination for a day trip or a pleasant detour off the highway on your trip through Texas. Denison also holds numerous events and festivals throughout the year, though the pandemic put a few of them on hold in 2020.
Whether you are shopping at our Monsters on Main location in Denison or here on our website, we hope you will spend a little time browsing and soaking up some of the whimsy and delight our little monsters have brought to so many others. But be careful…these little monsters will want to follow you home!