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HOLIDAYS – 2013 – In Coupeville
On the heels of last weekend’s parade, park and tree lighting and carol singing the season is clipping along with a true winter chill here in Coupeville.
There’s been some questions about the Annual Coupeville Red Ticket Drawing, from folks who won’t be in town for the drawing on Dec. Someone must be present with your tickets on drawing day. Your choices are; have a family member, friend or neighbor stand in with your tickets, or donate your tickets to the Food Bank at point of purchase.
THANKS to everyone who embraces the shop local ideal, to the benefit of the family, friends and neighbors who own businesses in our Coupeville! Holiday Cheers to You!!
IMPORTANT FRONT STREET NEWS FOR 2014
After many years of operation, The Windjammer Gallery at 22 Front St will be closing on December 27th 2013.
Owners Sandy and Chuck Poust will remain at their home on Front St. and begin to pursue the theme of retirement.
Lucky for us, Brandy Benson, long time Windjammer manager will be staying on as the new owner of the Windjammer Frame Shop. We wish Chuck and Sandy our very best for a wonderful retirement, and are overjoyed they remain a supportive and intricate part of our community and lives! Gallery well done you two!
Until December 27th Chuck and Sandy are holding a sale in the gallery to insure the gallery’s inventory lands in happy art loving hands. Stop in for great deals on local and regional artists, sculptures and assorted treasures.
NEW FRONT WINDJAMMER FRAME SHOP OWNER
Brandy (Benson), long time manager of the Windjammer Gallery and Frame Shop will remain on Front St. and become the sole proprietor and chief bottle washer of the frame shop on December 27th. Chuck and Sandy are passing the framing baton to an able friend. We’re lucky to continue to have Brandy’s expertise in our community.
The frame shop will continue to offer all of their long time services with Brandy at the helm! 360-678-9200
- Custom Picture Framing
- Museum Quality Frames, Mats and Glass
- Computerized Mat-cutting
- Canvas Stretching
- Shrink Wrapping
- Needle Work Framing
- Frame Repair, touch-up and Reframing
- Inspect and/or Clean Artwork
- Canvas Cleaning
- Installations in Home and Office
- Archival and conservation services and framing
- Layaway Plan
- Gift Certificates
- Complimentary Gift Wrapping of Framing/Archival jobs
NEW TENANTS ON FRONT STREET
As Chuck and Sandy retire they give way to a new business owner in our community in Brandy and the re-location of another treasure in Coupeville. The Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room will be moving into the gallery space at 22 Front St. in early 2014.
Larry and Patsy Vail will move from Mariners Court, right across the street, to the gallery space at 22 Front St. Losing one digit in their address, only means gaining another great transformation of one of our most historic buildings. We’re excited to see Vail’s doing well and ready to expand. Phone: 360 632-2227 – wine@VailWineShop.com
It’s tough to see Sandy and Chuck retire, and it’s been a pleasure to see they’ve had the best of our community in mind as they do. There will be no vacancies at 22 Front St. as the Windjammers legacy ends and 2 others begin, and Chuck and Sandy remain at home on Front St.
Best wishes from the Coupeville Historic Waterfront
Association to EVERYONE at 22 Front St.
Originally constructed in 1897 the present Windjammer building was originally a fruit drying warehouse. Selling dried fruit to Klondike miners during the gold rush, Charles Terry had a large orchard and hired local women to dry prunes for shipment to Alaska. Potatoes and onions were also processed. In 1908, Carl and Laurin Gillespie, sons of the butcher next door, opened a livery stable here, renting out horses and later cars.
One hundred and sixteen years later in 2014 – 22 Front Street will be home Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Windjammer Frame Shop, Janet Birchfield’s Front Street Reality, KWPA WhidbeyAIR Whidbey Public Radio, and the Fabric Chics
KEEP THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN COUPEVILLE BY SHOPPING LOCAL
RED TICKET AND JINGLE BELLS AWAY!