On Main Street

Shelley and Greg Day at Oldedays Rustic Treasures. (Karen Larsen photo)

Shelley and Greg Day at Oldedays Rustic Treasures. (Karen Larsen photo)


Compiled by Karen Larsen

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and smaller Douglas County communities. If you have business news that you would like to appear in this column, please email larsen@empire-press.com.

*  Greg and Shelley Day of Oldedays Firearms and Oldedays Classic Car Parts have added Oldedays Rustic Treasures to their shop located at 803 E. Poplar Ave. in Waterville. Their storefront area is now displaying farmhouse décor and garden items.

Shelley Day said that she enjoys gardening and creating décor items and she felt the new slant to the business would give visitors to the shop and the neighboring Oldedays Antiques and Collectibles one more place to visit on their stop through town. “It’s just another draw to Waterville and to our family businesses here,” Day said.

Day has planted flowers, tomatoes and herbs in vintage peach buckets and is selling these as well as fairy gardens, some which include small waterfalls. Inside the shop, there are canvas prints and decorative signs with a country theme. One set of these features barn quilts from their origin on the east coast.

Day also is creating wooden décor items, like American flags.

Oldedays Rustic Treasures is an authorized distributor for the Dixie Belle Paint Company and for Naked Bee Lotions. Dixie Belle chalk paints come in a large variety of colors and will adhere to wood, glass, ceramics and most other materials. Naked Bee Lotions and other beauty products are all natural and made of mostly organic ingredients.

The Oldedays shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

*  North Cascades National Bank will be hosting a customer appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3. Everyone is invited to stop by for a grilled hot dog, chips and a drink. The bank will also be holding a drawing for a patio set and will be giving away items throughout the day.

*  Umpqua Bank invites everyone to come in and learn about their loan rates, especially for mortgages, refinancing and equity loans.

*  Coyote Pass Café will have a new menu starting June 13. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday, and for lunch on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Catering is available.

*  The Main Street Association holds partnership meetings the fourth Monday of every month at 5 p.m. at Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The association is finishing up painting work on downtown buildings. Members are busy getting ready for Waterville Days

*  Waterville Parlor is open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

*  Yesteryear Quilting is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Most fabrics are under $10 a yard. Owner Kathie McMahon does long arm quilting and can usually get a project back within a week.

*  Auntie Bling’s Attique summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The shop has tables for numerous area artists and craftsmen, including Olive’s Garden, Funky Junk, Cora’s Shed, Urban Prairie, The Sisters, Signs Etcetera, Friends and Eclectic Essentials. Cora’s Shed is currently featuring a 50 percent off sale. Boots, britches and belts in the store are all 20 percent off.

If you are getting ready to congratulate a Shocker graduate, you may want to stop by for a red and silver graduation card. If you just want to express your hometown loyalty, Auntie Bling’s sells Shocker jewelry and clothing.

The store accepts credit and debit cards.

*  Bainbridge Manufacturing helped with the installation of barn quilts by providing both manpower and equipment. The company also loaned equipment for the painting of the Main Street buildings. Keith Soderstrom, of Bainbridge Manufacturing, acknowledges the Waterville Main Street Association for all the recent improvements on Main Street.

*  The Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Shop is currently putting out new summer items. As always, they welcome donations.

*  Bryan Campbell, of Pro Active Real Estate and Pro Active Business Solutions, was recently elected to the North Central Washington Association of REALTORS board of directors as director of legislative affairs. Campbell will serve as a representative for local membership, contributing to the success of REALTOR policies, procedures and protection of private property owners’ rights.

*  Knemeyer’s Eatery & Spirits features daily specials for dine-in or take-out and banquet options. Their full menu and hours of operation are available at knemeyers.com. Knemeyer’s is also on Facebook.

Highway 2 Brew, Waterville’s popular espresso business, continues to make some of the best milkshakes in town! Customers can choose vanilla bean ice cream and add any flavor, or order a Kona coffee ice cream milkshake. Box lunches are available and include a sandwich, chips, fruit and cookies. They are great for a road trip, for farmers going to work or for anyone with a busy schedule. The newest drink flavor is ruby-red grapefruit. It can be combined with lemonade and also be included in an energy drink or Italian soda. Highway 2 Brew opens at 5:30 a.m. weekdays, 6:30 a.m. Saturdays, and 7:30 a.m. Sundays.

*  Naoko Hinderer of Field Moon Handmade Soap sells not only soap, but also lotion bars. The bars moisturize your skin without making you feel oily.

*  Kopey’s Restaurant serves a daily special of sirloin steak dinner for $10.95. The dinner includes sautéed mushrooms, a baked potato, soup or salad, and garlic toast. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon and for lunch/dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

*  The Waterville Historic Hotel has reopened for the season and will be offering rooms until the end of October. The hotel lobby is open and walk-ins are welcome until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on the weekends. Basic to deluxe rooms are available, including large and small suites. For more information about the hotel, visit watervillehotel.com.

*  Waterville Family Foods has a new printer that can reproduce photo prints. Photos can be scanned on the printer or uploaded from smartphones, Facebook or CDs, either in the store or from home.

Waterville’s pool will be opening soon and the store has a good supply of summer fun goggles, swim noodles, float toys and tubes.

The store is also stocked with baby-back ribs, steaks, chicken and hot dogs for summer barbecues. Other items they carry include suntan lotion, wasp traps and mosquito spray. Bedding plants and vegetable starts will be coming soon.