ORFORDVILLE — On Saturday, downtown Orfordville celebrated the opening of three new businesses — 100 Proof Design, Grandma Habba’s Vintage Treasures and More and Valz Primz.
“We’re right off the highway so we just have to get people to stop,” said Beth Schmidt of the Economic Development Committee.
The committee hopes to bring in more visitors by improving Downtown Orfordville so both the businesses and Orfordville in general can thrive.
Each of the new businesses has something different to offer the community, but they all share the love for selling unique and hand crafted items. The three businesses already have been open for a while, but the Economic Development Committee wanted to have a ribbon cutting ceremony around Small Business Saturday in order to promote not only the new business, but also the Orfordville businesses that have been around for a while.
“If we can start this tradition now, fun, individual businesses can all help each other,” Becky Strupp of 100 Proof Designs said of the ribbon cutting collaboration.
At 100 Proof Designs, there are a variety of items to purchase. There are hand-crafted items made by Strupp herself, such as refurbished furniture and she also tries to curate local art like jewelry made out of recycled skateboard decks and handmade chocolates.
Grandma Habba’s Vintage Treasures & More offers just what the name suggests. With new collectibles arriving all the time, there is always something new to find when entering the store. Crates, dishes, furniture and doors are just a few of the items Grandma Habba’s has to offer.
“I started out with jars and thought I’d see how it went selling online and it went really well, so my husband said why don’t you open a store,” Val Lund of Valz Primz stated.
Valz Primz offers refurbished items like windows and boards that are made to look primitive.