Biz Buzz: Growth continues in Enterprise

The trend continues. More store fronts in Enterprise are being filled by retail businesses.

• The Flannel Lantern opened next to the DMV last Wednesday. You’ll know the place immediately because of the light teal colored, vintage ‘66 Volkswagen bus parked out front. New signs are also going up this week.

The store offers a wide range of items from exclusive designed hats, backpacks, custom bags, dream catchers, jewelry, purses, leather journals, towels, clothing (some plus size) home decor and more. Because owner (and Enterprise High grad) Janyel Share intended this business to appeal to locals, rather than tourists, no item is priced at more than $40, and she will always be open Sundays.

The grand opening is planned 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27, with Baggins Wagon Donuts and Ashley Lee “Shop the Bus” (Lularoe fashions) joining the fun.

“Lularoe is a great line that empowers women to embrace their bodies at any size. Very flattering and unique,” said Janyel Share. “Ashley has dressing rooms right on the bus.”

You may have seen Ashley’s bus at the Chocolate Walk.

Normal hours for The Flannel Lantern will be Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• You may have also noticed the plain brown wrapping paper hiding the interior of what used to be Stage One on E. Main in Enterprise.

On the other side of that paper, Amy Anton, a ’97 graduate of Enterprise High and former owner of Lalou Salon in Joseph (behind Beecrowbee), is putting together what will be her third salon. She’s most recently been running a salon in Boise.

Amy moved back to the county in April and got right to work. She hopes to open in June.

The business will be called Belle Salon, and she’ll have “everything hair” (cut, color, extensions and more) and is an aesthetician as well, so she’ll provide waxing services. A nail technician who does pedicures and manicures will also be on staff.

Amy will carry many product lines, she said, including Keune, L’Oreal, Deva Curl and Kenra –– to name a few.

• Andy McKee is almost done with his remodel of the 1916 Bowlby Stone building at 107 River Street (formerly Friends restaurant building) and is advertising his beautifully restored and upgraded retail spaces.

The new awnings are up, and I can hardly wait to see what goes into those storefront windows. Andy said he had a couple of inquiries already on both the retail spaces and the two apartments upstairs. I’m sure we’re all sending him the best “rent this space” vibes possible.

• If you haven’t gone into R’s Consignment since they moved across the street near the corner of River and Main you’re missing a much-improved shopping experience. The new space is bigger, the goods are easier to see and handle, and the expansion allows for not only better organization but more products from which to choose. It’s great to see this business thriving.

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