There are some shifts for businesses on Main Street this early pre-spring season. If you’ll recall, last spring, many retail businesses either moved into town, or moved across town.
Lauren & Riley was one such shop who flipped ends of town, leaving her east side location (replaced by The Beacon Underground) to the west side (replacing Theo Ganz Studio). However, the move was not to last. In an announcement to her people on the business Facebook page, the owner of Lauren & Riley, Kim, has announced that she is moving on:
”After eight years we will be closing :-( I am so lucky to have met so many great people and to have been part of the Beacon community. Moving on to a new chapter for me and I'm excited. Everything in store is 40% off. As of right now, we will be open Friday thru Sunday till further notice.”
Kim was a staple in the Main Street retail scene. You could always see her hanging with the Marion Royael Gallery folks outside on the sidewalk (in both locations - Marion Royael Gallery had been on the east end as well!). She will be missed! But don’t you worry - Kim will still be producing and burning her candles at fairs and online. Follow Beacon Candle Company at Facebook, and their website.
Darryl’s Clothing Boutique Opened In October
A few things quietly happened in October, including the opening of Darryl’s Clothing Boutique (replacing Nella’s Bellas clothing boutique), owned by Darryl and Ed. This is the third (!) location for Darryl’s, the first being in the big city of New York, and the second being in the Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck. “We live in Wappingers, and have been watching Beacon grow for some time. We wanted to be a part of the community.” You can learn more about Darryl and Ed at their website, or better yet, say “Hi!” to them in their shop!
These shops have been updated in A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide. If you have any tips for us - like if any business snuck in and didn’t reach out to us yet - please let us know! We created the Shopping Guide to represent all of the shops, and would love to know about yours. Must be a storefront :) We also have the Beauty Guide and the Restaurant Guide.