The 500-square-foot space represents a “downsizing” from the former 2,300-square-foot location at 2518 W. Colorado Ave., according to Cretee Nemmer, who has owned the business for about 20 years.
“I'm a few years from retirement,” she said; plus, after a recent bout with cancer (from which she's recovered), “my priorities have changed.”
The new focus will be more on customized work than on pieces made by jewelry suppliers, she explained. She also hopes to have more time to visit her three children, who live in different parts of the West Coast.
Store hours will continue to be Mondays to Saturdays.
The new site is in the Old Colorado Square, which has a free parking lot, with several small stores and Jake & Telly's restaurant.
All That Glitters originally started 37 years ago, Nemmer said.
She had also owned the property at 2518 W. Colorado Ave. Its new owner is Heather Joffe, proprietor of the Thunder & Buttons restaurant and bar in Old Colorado City. Asked in a separate interview about her plans for 2518, Joffe said she is seeking to lease the space.
Tattered to Treasured is a recently opened Old Colorado City store, specializing in decorative paint, custom furnishings, home decor and gifts.
“We also offer finishing services and creative workshops using decorative chalk-based paint products,” said owner Shannon Marshall.
Open Thursday to Monday, the shop is at 2619 W. Colorado Ave.
Marshall has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and real estate.
Transitioning from “corporate America to owning my own business,” Marshall said she chose the Westside and Old Colorado City because of its historic district and sense of community.
The phone is 632-6345; the website is tatteredtotreasured.com.
New boutique opens
The storefront at 2532 W. Colorado Ave., the home of Mountain Moppets for over a quarter-century, is sporting a new business.
Febra's, a boutique and gallery owned by the wife-husband team of Febra and Dave Pope, recently opened in the location, which is at the northeast corner of Colorado and 26th Street.
The space came available when Mountain Moppets, a children's clothing store owned by Tracey Owens since 2007, moved next door, into the vacant storefront at 2530B W. Colorado Ave.
The Popes have lived in Colorado Springs since 1991. Both have experience in business ownership, Febra in retail and Dave in fire protection.
Febra's showcases 17 local artists, along with ladies' fashions and accessories, jewelry and gifts. The business is open daily.
Contacts are 635-4466, email@example.com, andshopfebras.com.
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