Thursday, October 13, 2011

Heirloom hosts grand opening Saturday

Heirloom, the newest edition to The Village, is hosting its grand opening celebration Saturday evening from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with the hopes of making its cozy quarters more of a community living room than a routine shopping spot.

“We wanted to provide a place where people can feel at home in the community, like the idea of the old-fashioned general stores,” said Rob Lewbel, who co-owns the store with girlfriend Becky Morgan. “In lieu of gathering around the potbelly stove, you can gather around our craft table.”

The crafty new store draws in locals with its homemade retail items, many hand-tailored by Claremonters themselves, from jewelry pieces to greeting cards.

“We’re tired of big box stores that don’t have a heart filled with people who don’t know what they sell,” Mr. Lewbel explained. “We wanted a store that brought the community together.”

Grand opening partygoers will be treated to food and drink while checking out hand-crafted specialties or making a stop for a party favor at the craft table. Participants will also have the opportunity to enter into raffle drawings. Prizes will be given away every hour.

“We want people to see [Heirloom] as a place where they can come and actually have an experience… a store with a little something for everybody,” Mr. Lewbel said. “We are already overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of support from the Claremont community.”

Heirloom is located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Unit B101A. For more information, visit

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