Zephyr of Grand Junction, a downtown women's clothing store, has a new owner.
Kim Williams, a long-time employee and manager, bought the store at 554 Main St. from the founder and former owner Cyndi Edmunds.
Williams said Edmunds was ready to leave the business and Williams wanted to keep it running.
"It would have been sad to see the store go and for women not to have an option for unique and special clothing," Williams said.
Zephyr opened on Main Street 22 years ago. Williams worked in the store for 13 years before buying it in February. Williams said it was a seamless transition of ownership from Edmund to her.
"The company specializes in customer service and has several employees for a long time," said Williams. Also try to transport products made in the United States or Canada. He regularly has six or seven employees. The shop carries products for girls from late adolescence onwards. He also has formal attire and all the rest.
"The shop attracts customers from across the western slope and some from the Front Range," Williams said.
For information, look for Zephyr of Grand Junction on Facebook.
"I'm just a big fan of local shopping, and being downtown is just wonderful," he said.
■ The Colorado Mountain Winefest is running out of tickets, according to the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Wine (CAVE), which hosts the annual event.
The organization announced this week that fewer than 500 general admission tickets remain for the 28th annual event. VIP tickets are already sold out. Tickets went on sale in May. The event has sold out over the past four years.
The winefest of this year is scheduled for September 19-22. The festival in the park is September 21st and will be at Riverbend Park in Palisade. The general admission tickets for the festival in the park are $ 60 and include the park entrance, a commemorative glass of wine and a wine bag.
Tickets for non-drinkers and shuttles are also available for September 21st. Tickets can be purchased at ColoradoWinefest.com. Participants must be at least 21 years old and have a valid identity document for entry.
"We are thrilled to see tickets to the 2019 festival pace running out so quickly," CAVE executive director Cassidee Shull said in a press release. "Anyone hoping to participate in Mountain Winefest this year should buy tickets quickly."
Winefest is Colorado's largest wine festival and will host more than 60 wineries from across the state. The event also includes live music, vendors, grape pies, chef demonstrations and educational seminars.
Additional events are scheduled for the weekend, including a seminar on vine cultivation, a bus tour and yoga classes.
The proceeds of winefest go to the annual conference and the CAVE VinCO fair, which focuses on improving Colorado's viticulture and viticulture.
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