SALAMANCA — Silver Bells Vacation Store has moved to 75 Principal St., simply two doorways down from its former location at 67 Principal. The present store enhances the Silver Bells Café throughout the nook.
The 2 companies are co-owned and operated by Brian Yaworsky who manages the present store. Jeffrey Demarest who manages the holiday-themed café.
“We’ve been maintaining a tally of the nook property since we moved to 67 Principal,” Yaworsky just lately informed the Press. “It was our most popular location however was not out there on the time. When it grew to become out there, we made the transfer once more as a result of it’s superb with the café at 79 Principal.”
Yaworsky chuckled as he stated, “I put a banner up that claims, ‘Welcome to Silver Bells Nook.’”
The present store first opened in September 2019 on the Ray Evans Seneca Theater at 8 Principal St. In 2020, Yaworsky and Demarest moved the store up the road to 67 Principal. They opened the Silver Bells Café in April and the holiday-themed café introduced Texas Hots again to Principal Avenue. Now, they’ve moved the present store once more to the nook of River and Principal streets — proper the place they wish to be.
It’s Christmas on a regular basis on the present store however it additionally carries present objects for different holidays. Yaworsky stated the store has a whole part for fall and Halloween. It additionally provides presents for infants, Christian sacraments and weddings. They carry stuffed animals, classic toys and video games, collectibles, candles, image frames, espresso mugs for each event, wet day exercise objects for campers and, in fact, vacation decor.
“That’s why we name it a vacation store. We cowl all the vacations,” he stated. “It’s primarily Christmas objects year-round, however you’ll find objects for any vacation.”
In a earlier interview, Yaworsky stated the identify Silver Bells is related to Salamanca due to Ray Evans who wrote the track and grew up in Salamanca. He stated that’s the place the connection for the names, Silver Bells Vacation Store and Silver Bells Café, got here from.
“My hope is that this nook turns into a vacation spot and guests will say, ‘We’re in Salamanca, so let’s go to the vintage mall, then over to the Silver Bells Vacation Store and the café,’” he stated. “It’ll give Principal Avenue a little bit extra draw and provides individuals a motive to get off the expressway.”
Yaworsky stated they’ve been on the lookout for a Santa for the upcoming vacation season. They’re planning to have a Jolly Previous Elf within the store a few occasions throughout the holidays. He stated children can write their letters to Santa and drop them off on the retailer. There can be a particular mailbox for the letters to be despatched to the North Pole.
The Silver Bells Vacation Store may have a sales space on the Falling Leaves Pageant deliberate for Oct. 1-3 at Jefferson Park. Yaworsky stated they are going to be promoting some native crafts and ornaments, additionally their cinnamon rolls and T-shirts. He stated their motto for this Christmas is, “Unleash the vacation spirit. Salamanca, New York.”
Beginning the primary weekend in October, throughout the Falling Leaves Pageant, the present store can be open seven days per week. The café may also be open on Sundays later within the month. Present present store hours are Monday by way of Saturday from 10 a.m. to five p.m., and Sundays midday to three p.m. Yaworsky stated the store will keep open longer as the vacation season will get nearer.