First Street storefront shuffle
SNOHOMISH — Things are looking a bit different on First Street this month. A handful of businesses have moved in or changed ownership on First Street, with the old storefronts for Weeds Variety and Sachi’s Jewelry being given new life.
Along with the opening of a couple of home decor stores and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, children’s store Bee Bops and Lollipops is under new ownership, and Uppercase Books moved from Second Street to First Street.
New home decor store Sweet Bee features more than just items for the home, with a vintage vibe including both old and new merchandise, as well as paper goods and handmade jewelry. The owners also fabricate furniture for the home out of recycled wood. Sweet Bee opened April 5 in the longtime Sachi’s Jewelry location at 1024 First St.
The Weed’s Variety location at 906 First St. has been filled by Glitter and Ivy, which moved from downtown Monroe and is shooting for a May opening. The Wi-Fi equipped store will carry a variety of home goods including vintage items, garden, wedding and baby merchandise. The Monroe shop closed March 31.
Uppercase Books also is expected to reopen in its new location at 1118 First St. by early next month.
Uppercase is planning to be a location for community events such as poetry readings and wine tastings.
New owner Nancy Keith of Bee Bops and Lollipops, at 1112 First St., is making some additions to the store’s offerings. The store still carries children’s clothing but is adding gifts, accessories and an old-fashioned candy counter. Keith is going to offer themed birthday parties and other events and playtimes for kids.
The Snohomish Scoop and Sweet Shop is now open at 1009 First St., and features Snoqualmie Ice Cream and the owners’ handmade fudge, both made within Snohomish County.
By STEPHANIE KOSONEN
Published April 25, 2012