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PRIME FINDS IS POPPING UP IN LITCHFIELD
Although the concept of stores opening for limited amounts of time around holidays (costume stores at Halloween being the most popular example) has been around for many years in urban areas, Bantam will soon be the site of this area’s first pop-up store. With a grand opening on November 20, Prime Finds “Home for the Holidays” will offer shoppers the opportunity to find unique home furnishings, accessories, holiday decorations and gifts at affordable prices. Patterned after the very successful store in Lakeville, this location is on Route 202 in Bantam in the former Business Center, next to the Sportsmen’s. The store will open with a “Sip and Shop” event on November 20 from 4-7 PM ($20 donation) and remain open through December 30th.
Lisa Lynch, Executive Director of Prime Time House, Inc. explained, “We are grateful to Jay Cherosnick, owner of the Sportsmen’s, for allowing us to rent this space for two months at a discounted rate. His generosity has allowed us to make a time-limited commitment during which time we can test the waters and see if this area might support another “Prime Finds”. Now in Lakeville, Prime Finds first opened in Sharon in 2010 and continues to be very profitable. It has become known as the source for affordable treasures for the home and was featured in the July 2015 issue of Yankee magazine.
Donations will be accepted at the store after November 1. Antiques, furniture, home goods and accessories as well as holiday decorations and gift items are welcome. No books, clothing or electronics. To donate or volunteer please call 860-618-2479 ext. 103.
All proceeds from Prime Finds support the programs of Prime Time House in Torrington, a clubhouse program for mentally ill adults whose mission is to help them find pathways to productive, healthy lives. With mental illness being one of the most talked about and least understood issues in our country today, Prime Time provides proven solutions to many problems faced by their members. Every day over 40 people partake of the social, vocational and educational opportunities offered by Prime Time. The organization serves over 300 people every year.
For more info contact:
Kathi Weinstein, Director of Development, 860-618-2479 ext. 103
Please join Whiting Mills on December 5th & 6th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for their 9th Annual Holiday Open Studios.
One of the most unique and interesting artist communities in Litchfield County featuring over 50 artists, crafters and specialty shops, Whiting Mills will open their doors to the public for a creative, fun and festive weekend featuring studio demonstrations, guest artists, live music and free refreshments. The Open Studios will feature art brush painting, artists, authors, basket weaving, carpenter shops, craftspeople, encaustic painting, fiber art, gourd artist, hand made gifts, herbal products, holistic wellness, jewelry, lotions and soaps, maternity baby bands, mixed media, rail road model and hobby supply, painters, pewter bowls and ornaments, pianos, personal trainer, photography studios, pottery, portrait artist, sculpture, silver jewelry, upholstery and window treatments, woodworkers and yoga studio.
Stop by the corner of Whiting Street and Holabird Avenue in Winsted. For more info, call 860-738-2240 or visit www.whitingmills.com or www.facebook.com/WhitingMillsLLC.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
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Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 202-5796 for more information and availability.