New Business Springing UP!

There are exciting changes and things happening downtown and elsewhere.

Recently Fog and Fern Clothing Co. moved from 71 E. Division to 71. N Forks Avenue. Coming into the 71 E. Division space is now Upper Left Beauty and Wellness Bar. Gwenlyn Gaydeski will be offering beauty and wellness services. I hope to have more on her recent opening and ribbon cutting next week.

Kiley Joe Nelson who had also operated her Root 101 Salon out of the 71 E. Division Street location has relocated to the former home of Olympic Sporting Goods, at 190 S. Forks Avenue, in the Almar Building.

Olympic Sporting Goods was in business in that location since 1972. The store was started by Clarence Fuhs and continued after his death by his wife Faye. Bob Gooding later bought the business and has recently retired. Happy retirement Bob!

Nelson has remodeled the space with new flooring and paint and the photos look amazing! According to her Facebook Page, she will be offering; the latest coloring services, precise haircutting, deep conditioning treatments, hot oil treatments, waxing, lash extensions, and hair extensions. With more to announce soon!

Also recently spiffed up is 52 N. Forks Avenue, a former home, in the heart of downtown, is now a vacation rental. Amy Dilley has remodeled the 1917 home of Frank and Grace Ackerly, with some updates but also keeping some of the original features like the lovely front sunporch as well as the wood detailed ceiling in the front room.

Magnolia on Main is now available to rent on Airbnb.

Elsewhere …. in Clallam Bay …the Three Sisters Treasures, 16590 Hwy 112, has opened again for the summer season. The store is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and features art, jewelry, gifts, herbal blends, loose-leaf tea sachets, dip mixes, crystals, dolls, tools, fishing lures, kitchen appliances, dishes, furniture and a new Clothing Closet with some super sweet accessories and plus size wear, as well. Also, new this year is the Mermaid Whispers Concessions inside the store. Beginning Tuesday, April 18 you can stop in for some delicious food prepared by Sheri Olson.

Join the ‘Mermaid Whispers Concessions’ group on Facebook, to see a daily menu.

Thanks to all these businesses for investing in our community, owning a business is not easy! As soon as I can walk again I plan to check all this stuff out!

Christi Baron, Editor