Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ribbon Cuttings Welcome New Businesses

Saturday, December 11 began like any other day in Bellevue until what to our wondering eyes did appear? The jolly old elf, himself! Lo and behold, Santa Claus came to Bellevue with one of his elves. We spotted them around 11am as we were preparing for ribbon-cuttings scheduled to begin at 1 pm to welcome four new businesses to Bellevue! 

We snapped a quick photo of the duo in front of one of our new businesses "On the Move Wireless" and  received a big wave and shouts of Merry Christmas as we raced out of sight to gather our ribbon and scissors for the event.

Just before 1pm we arrived at "MG's Makin' Scents" at 405 Lincoln Avenue. Owners Breann Rosenal and Missy Goldsmith of Avalon produce candles in every imaginable scent. Gift baskets, jewelry, candle holders, bamboo and sweet treats are also available at very reasonable prices.

Our next stop was "Pennies from Heaven" at 496 Lincoln Avenue. Shop owners, Phyllis Hannah and Fred Bacon of Avalon, offer an extensive selection of avant-garde clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children at very affordable prices.

The Acoustic Moose Caf√© was our third stop on our ribbon-cutting adventure. Adam Gibson and Lindsey Chadwick will marry in April. Lindsey, a native of Cook Forest in Clarion County, moved to Nashville, TN after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Adam, also a native of  Western PA, received a degree in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN  and as fate intervened, the two would meet. They returned to Pennsylvania and fortunately, for us, they decided to open a business in Bellevue.  Adam is an accomplished guitarist/singer/songwriter and plans to perform at the Acoustic Moose in the near future. Plans include featuring local artisans and entertainers at 516 Lincoln Avenue. The wood-stoked brick oven generates fabulous mountain pies and s'mores.

Our final stop was where we began at "On the Move Wireless" located at 603 Lincoln Avenue when we first encountered Santa.
The 4G Clear C network offered here is based on the government microwave use of the 1950's era which was recently re-discovered to be able to provide for expedited internet connections.
We celebrate the dedication of these entrepreneurial individuals who chose to invest in Bellevue. We are grateful to those who joined us in support of these new enterprises including Gina Caruso-Ross Township, Lisa Caden-Bellevue, Mike Kocis, forever friend of Adam and Lindsey, Donna Sebastian, a lifelong resident of Bellevue, the Cricket elves and Linda Woshner, Vice-President of Bellevue Council, who officiated at the event. Each business was presented with a framed memento marking the occasion.

We invite you to join us in support of all Bellevue businesses! Think Big! Shop Small! The local businesses are here for you!

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