WovenArt gallery, new funeral home coming soon to area

Published 1:53 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New businesses

WovenArt, family owned by Rick and Caryn Cunningham, is expected to open in mid-July at 687 N. Trade Street in Tryon. WovenArt has been in business for 10 years, primarily wholesale.

The new location will offer woven works of Impressionists, old masters as well as local artists, all available as wall art, wall hangings, pillows, throws, and purses. Home decor items will also be available. There will also be a custom design area with thousands of images that can be woven or they can custom design a piece for you. A gift shop at the business will feature a woven photo department, collegiate and sports items, baby and military items and more. Tentative hours will be Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 1 to 6 p.m.

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A ground breaking ceremony was held for Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service, located at 485 Poors Ford Road. Miller, who was born and raised in Polk County, anticipates the opening of the funeral home in the fall.

Twig&squo;s Unique Gifts & Sweets is now open for business. Owner Barbara Pierce-Britt has created a &dquo;special place for special people&dquo; offering OXO products, handbags, gourmet gift baskets and more. Martha Dodd, cousin of Pierce-Britt, will manage the store and make the homemade fudge, pastries and more. Store hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shop is located at 103 E. Rutherford Street in downtown Landrum. 864-457-3319.

Business notes

Air and Moisture Testing LLC is now a certified CleanSpace installer based out of Tryon. Kim Salmon has completed a 16-hour certification program at the world headquarters of Basement Systems, Inc. in Seymour, Conn. Salmon has been trained in Crawlspace encapsulation using the CleanSpace product line. For more information call 828-817-5380.

Barbara Pierce-Britt, owner of Twig&squo;s restaurant in Landrum, welcomes William Squires as head chef. Squires was previously chef of Twig&squo;s for seven years when the restaurant first opened. He ventured on his own after that and started Silver&squo;s Edge Steakhouse and Seafood in Tryon. Squires says he is happy to be back at Twig&squo;s and &dquo;feels right at home.&dquo; He plans to bring back some of the &dquo;all time favorites.&dquo;

Twig&squo;s is located at 130 N. Trade Avenue, Landrum. 864-457-5155 .

Out of business

Blue Ridge Lawn & Power Equipment, at 83 Palmer St. in Tryon, has decided to close its doors on July 11. Tractors, string trimmers, chain saws, accessories, and supplies are being sold. The company&squo;s rental equipment is also being sold along with vehicles, trailers and tools. Items in for repair must be picked up by July 31.&bsp;