Just Imagine a New Bookstore
Bill Harris's wife, Nancy, had been running her Resale Bliss shop out of the building, but moved to Old US-12 in March. She says she's trying the location in the strip mall for six months to see if it attracts customers. All proceeds from the sale of Resale Bliss's used clothing, household goods, books, toys, and collectibles--after she pays the lease--benefit her Chelsea nonprofit, Hearts Community Service.
Middle Bead is returning to Middle Street, taking over the old Cranesbill second floor. In the midst of the recession, Marc Rafferty moved her jewelry and bead business into her home a year and a half ago, but now she's back, upstairs from Just Imagine. "At home and on my website I was selling more of my finished product than the beads, and I really missed seeing other people create," she says. Rafferty says she offers a huge volume and variety of beads, including ones made from Michigan glass. Rafferty plans to offer classes and also has a table open for customers to drop in and work on their creations.
Just Imagine, 108 E. Middle. 562-2040. Tues.-Wed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (till 9 p.m. during Sounds & Sights), Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. Closed Mon.