PetSmart to join Michaels at North-South Road store/Both stores now under construction

By Tom Eastman

6-20-17-Pet-Smart-1PetSmart is set to open in the fall in North Conway. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)CONWAY — KGI Properties LLC has executed a lease with PetSmart for approximately 18,000 square feet of retail space at its new project next to Michaels Arts and Crafts at 120 North-South Road in North Conway.

The projects are under construction, with a fall completion planned, according to Joe Harnan, director of leasing and marketing for KGI Properties of Providence, R.I.

The new PetSmart store will measure 17,874 square feet and is to the north of Michaels, which will measure 17,363 square feet. The complex may also include a new restaurant, which could measure up to 5,000 square feet, according to Harnan.

"We do not have a restaurant signed at this point, and it is not necessarily a restaurant, but (that part of the complex) could measure up to 5,000. I can tell you it is not an Olive Garden," said Harnan. He also downplayed rumors of a Mexican restaurant, noting that the Mountain Valley Mall already has the Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Restaurant. "So, why would we do that?" he asked.

Spruce Hurricane to celebrate 25 years/Mercantile milestone celebration starts June 27

By Tom Eastman

IMG 0763Nettie Bennett and Amber Dalton, mom and daughter, co-own Spruce Hurricane. (TOM EASTMAN PHOTO)CONWAY — Amber Dalton, with her family and staff at Spruce Hurricane, will celebrate a local mercantile milestone later this month, as the local women's apparel boutique marks 25 years in business June 27.

"This is a proud moment for our family-owned business. We are are honored by the response and many compliments we have received both from locals and visitors who have supported our business over the past 25 years and our efforts to bring a special kind of merchandise mix to the valley," said Dalton.

The store was founded at the same location in June 1992 by Dalton and her mother, Nettie Bennett, with moral support from Dalton's dad, Alan Bennett.

She also credits husband Darrell Dalton for his help and support over the years and said longtime staffer Charlin Ryall has also been key to the success of the store.

For the anniversary celebration, a number of special events are planned.

"We plan to offer 25 percent all of our clothing items and then, since that falls in midweek, we will continue the celebration on the weekend of July 1 and 2," said Dalton, noting there will be free gifts with purchase for the first 25 customers on July 1.

Dalton notes that the merchandise reflects both her and her mother's personal style and taste. They make all the purchasing decisions, frequently traveling to international trade shows.

The shop, located in the heart of North Conway Village, offers an upscale blend of western-inspired and mountain chic merchandise.

Last free workshop on accessory dwelling units

CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition invite you to attend an informative workshop to answer questions about financing, insuring and appraising a new or current Accessory Dwelling Unit in your home, in accordance with the new state law and your local town ordinances going into effect June 2017.