The Palace Courtyard Best Kept Secret fashion and gift boutique has moved.
Now called Best Kept Secret, the gift shop opened in a temporary location in the Parkway Trails Shopping Center at Willow and Nees avenues in Clovis on July 16.
The owners, Deborah Durnell and her mother, Jerylee Johnson, are waiting for renovations to finish on their permanent spot across the street at 1225 N. Willow Ave., possibly by November.
The Palace Courtyard was on Blackstone Avenue, south of Herndon Avenue, for the past five years. But the economy made it difficult to run the business in such a large space, Durnell said.
"We thought Clovis would be a better location and venue for our customers and vendors," Durnell said.
The boutique is home to 35 vendors -- local small-business owners -- who sell such things as bows, tutus, soy candles, doll houses, home and garden decor, clothes and jewelry.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Grove opens
The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens recently completed a new 24-room development called The Grove.
The Grove is designed for residents with Alzheimer's disease. An open house showcasing the new rooms will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. San Joaquin Gardens is at 5555 N. Fresno St. in Fresno.
"Alzheimer's is a growing concern among many people across the country," said Jessica Lopez, executive director of The Terraces. "We're planning for the future with the new construction of The Grove, which gives us the opportunity to continue providing innovative memory care services, and address the need for these services right here in Fresno."
The Grove project is part of the Terraces' $120 million multiphase redevelopment project. The first phase included construction of 47 new residential apartments, a bistro, pool, fitness center and spa.
The second phase will include a new underground parking garage, commons building, residential apartments, skilled nursing suites and office space.
New 99 Cents Only store
The 99 Cents Only Stores has opened its newest location, this one in Sanger across the street from the Walmart Supercenter.
The store opened Thursday, but several people lined up days before to be among the first nine people to get a 22-inch LCD TV for 99 cents during the grand opening.
The store sells a little bit of everything, including groceries such as fruit and vegetables, garden supplies, health and beauty items, and automotive goods. Grocery items make up more than half of the store's sales, marketing manager Erin Myrick said.
Almost everything in the store costs 99 cents or less, with the exception of a gallon of milk, which typically costs $2.99.
Bethany Clough, BoNhia Lee and Robert Rodriguez contributed to Word on the Street. It was compiled by Lee. The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6495, firstname.lastname@example.org
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