HMOA gift shop being renovated
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art has announced plans for a major renovation of its Museum Gift Shop and front desk reception area.
Work on the renovation project began on Jan. 2 and should conclude by late spring, officials announced.
While construction is taking place, the Museum Shop will be closed except for a pop-up shop, which should open by mid-January within the museum. The pop-up shop will offer items such as scarves, apparel, jewelry, books and toys, in addition to a selection of handmade items such as Cameo Glass by Kelsey Murphy, Hinkle Glass, Blenko Glass and pottery works.
The Gift Shop at HMA also will offer selected merchandise at the Inner Geek, formerly Empire Books, at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington.
During the renovation, the Museum Gift Shop will be able to fulfill any orders placed on its online store at http://www.hmoa.org/shop/, while supplies last.
LANDS’ END: Clothing retailer Lands’ End, which is located inside Sears at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, is closing. Mall and store officials confirmed that Saturday, Jan. 19, will be the last day. Currently, a liquidation sale is going on and discounts are as high as 90 percent off the list price.
Sears bought Wisconsin-based Lands End in 2002 for $2 billion. After 12 years together, the two companies parted ways in 2014. Lands’ End, however, made no immediate move to physically relocate its stores from well-established Sears locations. The latest reports are that Lands’ End plans to reduce the number of shops at Sears from 125 to 49 as they begin a transition to independent, standalone locations. The company plans to open between 50 and 60 such stores over the next four years.
SUPERHERO CREAMERY: Folks can celebrate the grand opening of Superhero Creamery’s newest location at the Ashland Town Center Mall at 500 Winchester Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Batgirl and Wonder Woman will be there from 1 to 3 p.m., and Batman and the Batmobile will arrive from 3 to 5 p.m., organizers said.
LIBERTY CHIROPRACTIC: The public is invited to the grand opening of Liberty Chiropractic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, on Main Street in Hurricane.
The new location is beside Mountain Que at 2729 Main St.
STARBUCKS: A new Starbucks is planning to open sometime in February inside the Farmers Bank building, located on Teays Valley Road just east of the Cow Creek light, in Hurricane. That’s just east of City Park and in front of Woodcliffe Chase subdivision.
Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards made a post on his Facebook page stating that he had spoken with Roy E. Hamilton, senior vice president of Farmers Bank. Hamilton stated on the post, “We have been working with Starbucks for two years to help bring this to fruition. We are excited that they are coming to our community.”
Currently, the new Starbucks is looking to hire employees. More information about the job openings can be found online at www.indeedjobs.com/starbucks-teaysvalley/.
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