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April 3, 2007
Gift shop opens in Arcade building

HUNTINGTON — So you work downtown, or maybe you head downtown often to run errands, eat or catch a matinee.Maybe you need a quick, creative gift for your sister, girlfriend, mother or daughter. Or maybe... more »

April 3, 2007
Hitting your target

When Doris Fry, owner of Grand Interiors ... Simply Grand!! in Carthage, opened for business nine years ago, she didn't know the first thing about attracting customers into her small gift store and keeping them... more »

April 2, 2007
Consumers expect to spend 11 percent more on Easter

Easter spending is expected to increase across the board this year with shoppers spending $135 on average, up 11 percent from nearly $122 in 2006.The new survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C.... more »

April 2, 2007
Gift shop expands, more on the way

CLEONA — Just four months after moving into a new home, Stewart's Gift Peddler has already expanded.Previously located next to the business's greenhouse at 1724 N. Seventh St., where the business opened in 1991, the... more »

April 1, 2007
Happy family says life is sweet at Nona’s; 3 women find joy in creating confections that make customers smile

Celebrate Family, Friends and Traditions, read the words painted above a photo display at Nona's Sweets. Those words capture the spirit that motivates Jo-Ann "Nona" Morlando and her family. "Money keeps the door open," says... more »

April 1, 2007
Companies discover MySpace marketing

Jeff Nielsen, owner of Island Bicycle Co., has 936 friends. That number is not a reflection of his personal popularity but of his marketing savvy. Not all of his friends are customers, but they might... more »

March 30, 2007
Get Your Goat

It's not every day that you meet someone who owns a goat farm. It's even less frequently that you meet someone who not only raises goats, but milks them and hand-crafts goat milk products.Yet that's... more »

March 30, 2007
Gladys Wise back with Skipper’s, a Whitemarsh landmark

Skipper's is making a comeback. Actually, the retail business owned by Gladys Wise that was a landmark on Whitemarsh Island for a couple decades has been back since late last fall, but its grand reopening... more »

March 29, 2007
Fun, functional gifts abound at Dilly-Dally

The newest addition to retail offerings in downtown Hudson opens today in a popular spot tucked under Elan and Knoke's Confections. Named for its location, Dilly-Dally in the Alley is an expansion of Elan, a... more »

March 29, 2007
Uncertainty forcing Wyoming gift shop to close

WYOMING - One year after buying Fancy This gift shop on Wyoming Avenue Melissa Kadish found out she was going to have a fourth child.Her son Cooper's birth announcement was painted on the windows of... more »

March 29, 2007
Trieste offers unique expressions for the home; Store at West Glen has gifts from $1 to $10,000

Trieste is a city in Italy, and it's also the name of Diane Young's home decorating store in the West Glen Town Center.Young established Trieste (pronounced Tree-est) in February 2006. The shop is a compilation... more »

March 29, 2007
Old Town merchants say business is booming

LA QUINTA - Despite a delayed opening in December that had some Phase II Old Town merchants concerned about lost sales, merchants agree business in the months since has exceeded their expectations.Although Just Boni at... more »

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