MOUNT VERNON — New businesses, expansions and business moves continue to crop up around Mount Vernon and Knox County.
Making a move recently from 856 Coshocton Ave. is 8 Sisters Bakery, now located at 5 E. High St. Operated by Toni Harton and Marie Yoder, 8 Sisters is a full-service bakery featuring pies, cookies, donuts, cakes, wedding cakes, etc. One new item they now offer is what they call brookies, a cookie-brownie combination.
“This move was a good fit for us; we love the downtown area,” said Harton of the recent move. Goods are baked daily at 8 Sisters Bakery in Mount Gilead and brought to Mount Vernon at 6 a.m. while they are still warm and fresh.
Hours of operation for 8 Sisters Bakery are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
A trendy new salon with an upbeat and fun environment which recently opened at 7 E. High St. is Hottie Hair. Owner Bridgette Kunkel and stylist Jackie Scarbury bring more than nine years of experience to Hottie Hair, offering the services of haircuts, color, styling, perms, treatments and waxing with extensions soon to come.
“We were tired of working for a large corporation, so we decided to open our own shop,” said Kunkel of the recent opening of Hottie Hair.
Hours for Hottie Hair are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Customers can just walk in, or appointments can be made in advance by calling 326-6983. A grand opening celebration for the business is being scheduled soon.
Those looking for a place to get a massage can now do so at Top Notch Hands at 100 S. Gay St. Located in the rear suite of the building. Top Notch Hands is owned and operated by Kate Myers and opened for business in March. Myers recently received her license as a massage therapist after working in equine massage since 2004.
Myers said that there have been many times people would ask her for a massage when inquiring about an equine massage. “Now I can give them a massage as well as their horse,” said Myers.
Offerings at Top Notch Hands are relaxational massages, therapeutic massages and aroma therapy wraps. Chair massages can also take place on-site or at your location.
Hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 504-0044.
Also moving into 100 S. Gay St. today in the building’s front suite was Hughes Family Hearing Aid Center. Owner/manager Sherrie Hughes is opening a third location for her family business which has been in operation for 18 years with other offices located in Delaware and Bucyrus.
“We are a growing business. We like Mount Vernon and thought it would be a good fit for us,” said Hughes of the company’s expansion to Mount Vernon.
Hughes Family Hearing Aid Center will offer free hearing tests for potential customers. They will then provide a recommendation of a hearing aid to fit your specific needs. Hughes explained some new technology being used where hearing aids that are linked directly to a phone or television to provide optimal results in better hearing.
Hours for Hughes Family Hearing Aid Center will initially be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Additional hours will be added as the business grows. For an appointment, call 392-3332 or 1-800-287-9035.
A&M Outdoor Woodburners Ltd. is now under the operation of Anthony and Melissa Smith at 13933 Cassell Road (Ohio 13) just north of Mount Vernon. The Smiths purchased D&B Horn Electric from Don Horn in early April and are continuing the same quality of sales and service as before. Anthony had worked for Horn for many years as an installer before Horn decided to pursue retirement.
A&M Outdoor Woodburners is an authorized Central Boiler dealer and can offer a large selection of outdoor woodburners for sale while providing installation and service as well. The Smiths have combined their business with Glenn’s Sales and Service, operated by Anthony’s father, Glenn Smith.
Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Customers can also call for an appointment at 392-9192.