Many of us were saddened over this winter to see that a Central Street favorite, Beadazzled, the DIY beading and jewelry store at 2002 Central, was for sale. The good news is that longtime employee Valerie Nelson ended up buying the business and will preserve it in its present location. Nelson, a crafter and jewelrymaker in her own right, offers some of her own creations in addition to the unparalleled variety of glass, metal, and specialty beads at the store.
To offer greater accessibility, Beadazzled and several other Central Street businesses have been open for extended hours, until 8 pm, on Thursday evenings this summer. This coming Thurs., July 16, will be a special; anyone making a purchase at Montoya Fiber Studio (2566 Prairie) or at Linz & Vail Ice Cream, 2012 Central, will receive a coupon good for one dollar off at the bead store.