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New business in Grandview offers more than meets the eye

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RoseMary Waterman stands inside her shop, Carriage House Gifts and Collectables. She plans to host a grand opening for the shop, this Saturday Aug. 27, beginning at 9 a.m.

GRANDVIEW - When the Starlight Quilters Guild lost their meeting place, RoseMary Waterman saw an opportune moment to turn her garage into her dream.

Waterman, a retired Grandview teacher, decided to open a gift shop located at 18401 Griffin Road.

Last year Waterman and her husband began transforming their garage into Carriage House Gifts and Collectables.

"The Starlight Quilters Guild really was a big influence in opening the shop," Waterman said.

The guild's former meeting place in Prosser has been out of commission for nearly a year.

"I wanted a place for us ladies to meet; it was our hang out," she added.

The shop will offer more than antique and consignment products. Not only will it serve as a meeting place for the guild; it is the only place within miles that will allow children to feed coy fish, and area residents can purchase cage-free eggs.

A promotional flyer for the new shop might say it best, "Why run to town when you have a little store right in your community?"

A grand opening is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will host a celebration complete with cake, punch and door prizes. For more information on the shop or the grand opening call (509) 882-4894.

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