Articles About new business

  • Pig Wings take flight this weekend

    For Tomaz and Margaret Williams, ministering and cooking have a lot in common.

  • Iona pushes vintage clothes

    Villager Kira Lugo, center, is opening a funky new clothing boutique in the space recently vacated by Sam & Eddie’s Open Books. The store will sell new clothing in vintage and retro styles from the 1940s to 1980s. With Lugo are her husband, Brian, and two of her four children — 12-year-old Zach and three-year-old Noah. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At a new local clothing boutique, you might find jazz-era dresses next to Elvis Presley-inspired bowler shirts, Ramones-influenced punk rock attire among glam rock skinny jeans.

  • Survive it, from the A-bomb to zombies

    Springs Survival Store owner Stan Hiner explains the unbeatable utility of dehydrated vegetable protein and a self-filtering water bottle in the event of an emergency. Both can be purchased at the new business, located behind Kings Yard in the former tie dye shop space. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Are you ready for the big one? Dorothy’s tornado? The earthquake that finally hits the Midwest fault? Springs Survival is your next stop — don’t make it be your last.

  • Entrepreneurs get busy on the perfect brew

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    After years of dreaming, planning and home brewing, Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear are launching their long-awaited Vitruvian Brewing Company. The couple began moving into the MillWorks space formerly occupied by Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute on Jan. 1, and will spend the first two months remodeling for beer production. They expect to have their first brew […]

  • Silver business forks into two

    Connie and José Soto opened their second handmade silver jewelry shop in the village last weekend in the space where Hasser’s Barber Shop used to operate. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Connie and José Soto chose last weekend’s Street Fair to unveil their new handmade metal jewelry and art store, Twisted Tines.

  • In coffee, it’s goats, not bears

    Brother Bear’s Coffeehouse regular Michael Herington, left, purchased the coffee shop from Patrick and Mindy Harney last month. The new Dancing Goats Cafe will still serve Brother Bear’s coffee in a more comfortable, classy space. Herington is shown here with barista Shawn Butts. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    According to the legend, coffee was discovered when an Ethiopian goat herder noticed his goats jumped and danced around when they ate the ripe red berries of a certain bush.

  • A world of Legos not just for kids

    Kyle Peterson opened the Lego set and accessory store Blokhedz on Dayton Street last month. From the space he also runs Brick Forge, a successful minifigure customized accessory company that he started in his garage. Peterson, an Adult Fan of Lego, recently showed off a meteor crash he built for the store’s window display. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Playing with Legos may be a child’s game, but the colorful plastic bricks have long been Kyle Peterson’s adult hobby and, for the last six years, his livelihood.