Time to put to rest any questions about what to do with gift certificates from The Gathering.
Sadly, the salon burned back in June, and the employees have moved on. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, several of them have found employment at The Salon, located in 24/7 Fitness at Meadowlake Road and Donaghey Avenue. However, that did not answer the question of what was going to happen to those gift certificates.
Casey Solakian, who was a stylist and also did manicures and pedicures at The Gathering, is now employed at Studio M, which is at Oak and Locust Streets. She will honor gift certificates for the face value.
Kenny Clark, father of the owner of The Gathering, has taken over the operations of the business, although it does not appear the salon will reopen before the first of next year. He said any gift certificates that expired from the time the business closed until Casey started honoring the gift certificates again (June 3 through Aug. 4) will receive a 60-day extension on their expiration date.
Casey offers manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails and hair styling. She does not do massages or facials, so anyone who has a gift certificate for those things can redeem it for another service.
You can reach Casey at 329-4110 or 499-1212.
Gary Hogan’s business, Wonderful Things is back downtown, now at 1310 Prince St. He is doing fine consignments, home decor and his design business, as well as renting out tables to people who can sell their own items on site, such as homemade jewelry.
Once a month he holds a tag sale or an estate sale, and he hopes to have someone renting a table at the shop every weekend. He charges $10 a day or $25 for the whole weekend.
Lisa George is Hogan’s partner. They can do consignment by appointment. Also, if there is not a market in this area for certain items, they will sell it on Ebay, he said.
McDonald’s on Dave Ward Drive is set to open Aug. 17. The sign is up on the building.
Logan’s Roadhouse will open this month as well. They are hiring, but no word yet on the opening date.
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