The Plum-Oakmont area has gained and lost some businesses in the last couple of weeks.
Here's a look at some changes in the business districts of Plum, Oakmont and Verona.
Cafe Lola to Close—Cafe Lola in the Holiday Park Shopping Plaza is up for sale. The establishment—owned by Jim Fox and his wife, Deana—opened in 2011. It closed for the holiday season in early December, and come January, there were "For Sale" signs on the windows. The owners could not be reached for comment.
Unity Tobacco Outlet—The Unity Tobacco Outlet, a new convenience store, has opened. The store is located in the former Network Video storefront on Unity-Center Road.
Mulberry Antiques—After almost five decades, Fedarko Hair Fashions at 522 Allegheny River Boulevard closed in the fall. This month, Mulberry Antiques, a business currently located in Blawnox, will be moving to the former Fedarko location. According to the business' website, Mulberry Antiques offers a specialized collection of Americana, including 18th & 19th century furniture and accessories in original paint and refinished. Check back for more updates about this business.
J.E.T. Salon—The J.E.T. Salon has moved from the Village Square down the road to 838 Allegheny River Boulevard, near Hulton Road.
Embroidery from the Heart—Embroidery from the Heart has moved into 416 Allegheny River Boulevard (where J.E.T. Salon used to be) in the Village Square Building located near Crimson Couture and Blvd Eyes. Owned by Suzanne Knapp and Teresa Stitt, the business offers custom embroidery, screen printing and more. See www.embroideryfromtheheart.com for more.
Exxon—It looks like the former Shell station located on the 500 block of Allegheny Avenue will be turning into an Exxon station. The transformation began late last year, and there's still no indication when it will open. Check back for details.
Midway Beverage Co.—The Midway Beverage Co., located at 915 Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona, has reopened. The beer distributor closed its doors in 2011, when owner John Yugovich—a former Riverview School Board member—died. It reopened in December and is owned by John Donovan, Oakmont attorney and former Oakmont councilman.
Have you noticed any other new, closing or moving businesses? Share with us in the comments!