Monday, June 25, 2012

Nazareth Gets All Gussied Up


It's official.

Nazareth is now All Gussied Up. On Friday, doors officially opened to a combination tanning salon and boutique at 139 South Main Street. And the sign on the door says it all - it's the hope of the happy UN-housewives.

How did a bottom-feeding blogger like me, with absolutely no class, get invited to a grand opening like this?

Beats the hell out of me. Maybe because my bunker is close.

Megan Everett and Kelly Pettis-Brush
Proprietors Kelly Pettis-Brush and Megan Everett will be open 11 to 7 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 5 on. Sunday. They're off Monday and Tuesday.

I'll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about tanning or chic boutiques. But I loved the nice little pieces of jewelry, handbags and laughed out loud at the exotic soaps, with names like "Filthy Farm Girl," "Creamy Coconut Cutie" and "Raw Chocolate Rascal."

The Nazareth Chamber of Commerce managed to pack the house with close to 30 well-wishers from the local business community.

Kelly and Megan laid out one helluva' spread for the occasion, too, which even included a champagne punch.

Cupcakes: Secret of Immortality
These also included "Signature Cupcakes," a specialty of Schreck's Cupcakery, located in Roseto.

People from Roseto live an average of about 2,700 years. Most blame it on a Mediterranean diet, but I say it's the damn cupcakes.

I would never have discovered this fountain of youth had I missed out on Friday's Grand Opening.

Nazareth Mayor Fred Daugherty sent his regrets. State Rep. Joe Emrick sent a Proclamation. Congressman Charlie Dent, however, was there to welcome and encourage another small business, which he called the "backbone of our country."

Then he went for the cupcakes.

Now you know why he looks so youthful.

43 comments:

Kelly P. said...

Love your blog Bernie!!

Anonymous said...

Great story and cool "Gussied Up" website. Looks like a place I would go with my Grandmother to shop on a Saturday afternoon...but I don't think they had the tanning option back then. =)

Looks like a place I have to visit!

ChiChi

Anonymous said...

Nazareth's NIZ is working!

Anonymous said...

Was the Mayor out TV shopping for the police dept? What could have been more important that he was not there?

What's with Charlie Dent in attendance? He and Don Flad don't see eye to eye on anything, unless?

Anonymous said...

To each his own @ 9:31

I think she's hot!

Rachel M said...

I was very impressed with the boutique .. There were awesome retro swim suits , nice jewelry ,fabulous belts and so much more !! I ended up leaving with belts , soap and makeup ! I defiantly will be shopping there again I think every girl should check the place out I think most girls will be pleased.
Rachel , Bath pa

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks, Kelly.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Rachel, I forgot to mention the swim suits.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, they'l will be closed within 6 months.

Rachel M said...

And why is that? Who even says that !! I'll never understand the ignorance and negativity of some people

Bernie O'Hare said...

Don't sweat them. Some people are very nasty, especially when they don't have to identify themselves. I wish any new business the best.

Anonymous said...

Me too! Good luck! I can't wait til you wish the Lehigh Valley Phantoms the best when they open up their business Bern!

Atown NIZ supporter - business supporter just like Bern

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Bernie O'Hare said...

A "real woman" would not post an ugly anonymous attack at another person.

Meg said...

Jealousy is an ugly thing, Bernie, isn't it? Thanks for all the well wishes everyone!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Meg, I suspect those attacks are intended more to hurt me than you or your very attractive partner. Don't sweat the small stuff. I sure don't.

Hey, in July, you'll have "Sidewalk Days." After that, it's Martin on Main Street. I am sure you will do well.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Such a great supporter that you're afraid to ID yourself.

Donald said...

Mazel Tov to the new owners - it is a great concept and very exciting to see in DT Nazareth.

Congressman Dent and I are both supportive of small businesses and have a lot respect for people who are trying to do something to improve their communities and open a business.

Anonymous said...

I wish them luck, its very hard to open a new business in a small town. With parking at a premium, people will go to the malls and walk 2 miles, but won't walk a half of block for a small town business! I just don't understqand that! I really wish you luck, and I will stop in and see your goods!!

Anonymous said...

I'm an overwhelming supporter of small business and people who create jobs so I can't wait for you to wish the Brooks group the best of luck since you wish any new business luck. Why don't you make it a requirement to have a profile for your blog. Hmm it wouldn't be as interesting? I'll give props to Kelly and Megan who don't need taxpayers help but it all comes down to attractions. Two beautiful women open up a spa seeing a niche. Two men bring a hockey team seeing what the iron pigs did and are doing seeing that niche. The law of attraction, you study that in law school?

Bernie O'Hare said...

8:59, Instead of posting bigoted and OT comments anonymously, why not make your racial epithets to my face? I'll be happy to meet you, one-on-one, anywhere, anytime. So how about it, coward?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Such a great supporter - overwhelming - that you're afraid to ID yourself. I'm sure the Brooks brothers are very reassured to know they have the support of cowards.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Donald, You and Charlie Dent both have something else in common - you are both class acts. You might be polar opposites on any issues, but you both try hard to see the good in other people.

Anonymous said...

I'll give you a little satisfaction Bern, you can find me at the bodegas in atown, the iron pigs tmrw night at the beer trough, or the NIZ where I work and support the great eateries around it all the way upto la placita on 12th an turner to the great bay leaf right on hamilton..I've signed a post weeks back I'll take the coward comment and I'll sit and wait on the luck you wish the brooks bros..
WmAllen

Alicia K. said...

Wishing you much luck, Kelly, on your business venture!

Gotta Blog said...

Wow Bernie, I am impressed with your blog followers - even the Negative Nancy's. We aren't worried about our shop shutting down in 6 months. Obviously our place came with very low overhead or we wouldn't have taken the risk - or would we have? Who knows, but at least we will have fun. They say you never work a day in your life if you love what you do and I do! We spray tan, whiten dingy teeth, offer make-up services - we sell super cute items and spectacular gifts for your friends and family. If people don't like to spray tan or brighten their smile - they will like our merchandise and there is more to come. People have been coming into our lounge and just hanging out. Even if you don't like any of that you can check out our Tiki Juice bar and have a smoothy?? Or even an after work out Protein shake (yes we offer those too).

There really is something for everyone and get this - even men enjoy our boutique.

We have our Thursday night Ladies Nights (Our Un-Housewives Club) beginning this Thursday night and in the future we hope to be adding manicures and pedicures soon too!

And Bernie - which one of us is the attractive partner? Ha ha... jk.

We are super excited for Sidewalk Days and Martin on Main.

PS - If people need a quarter for the meter we will be starting a Karma change jar to help with the parking. A quarter gets you 2 hours of parking - cheapest parking in the Lehigh Valley!!

Thanks for attending our Grand Opening party and thank you to all of our customers, friends and family!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Cowardly "William Allen," I'm not interested in walking thru a 130-acre NIZ for a needle in a haystack, or some vague reference to the fan-packed Coca Cola Park. I am a alling on you, coward that you are, to name a specific time and specific place where I can meet you and thank you properly for the bigoted remark about my grandson. So how about it, coward?

Bernie O'Hare said...

"And Bernie - which one of us is the attractive partner? Ha ha... jk. "

You are both stunningly beautiful, and both very photogenic. I know I'll be visiting you to get little gifts for my friends. I'll promise not to shoplift them.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Alicia, If you are who I think you are, you'd love this place.

Anonymous said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm waiting, coward.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, please remove this post before my wife sees it. She'll spend my paycheck there.

Seriously, good luck to the entrepreneurs.

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Bernie O'Hare said...

i'm still waiting, "William Allen."

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Anonymous said...

WmAllen

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm not going to repeat your bigotry just so you can see it published again. Instead, I am calling you out, and like the coward you are, you refuse to meet me.

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Horney toad said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

"tm" is a reference to Tricia Mezzacappa. The above comment illustrates just how sick and bigoted she is.

Meg said...

Well Bernie, it looks like maybe you have to close comments on this one so the weirdos can stop throwing up all over the comments section.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Good idea.