General Store & Handmade Gifts preps for grand opening July 1 |

General Store & Handmade Gifts preps for grand opening July 1

If you are traveling to the high country this summer and staying in the Granby area a new store is opening at the Inn at Silvercreek to provide a convenient and cozy place for visitors to pick up sundry items and even a few hard to find handmade gifts for the special people in their lives.

The General Store & Handmade Gifts, located just inside the front lobby of the Inn at Silvercreek, will feature a selection of supplies for travelers, such as toothbrushes, shaving cream and other minor items often forgotten by vacationers in their haste to pack. The store will also feature, as the name implies, a variety of handmade gift products.

“We will have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins and pastries,” said Owner and Operator Nancy Eckert. “I embroider and make ornaments. I’ll be selling different kinds of ornaments, lace ornaments and old fashioned candies.” Eckert said she is trying to source many of the products in her store from local producers.

The General Store & Handmade Gifts will open their doors for business on Wednesday July 1. The store is owned by Nancy Eckert and her husband David. “He’s a silent partner,” joked Nancy. Nancy and her husband moved to Grand County in November last year, following their son Brian who has a painting business in the area.

Eckert described the new business as, “a classic mountain general store”.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Eckert and her family lived for many years in North Carolina where they had a year round Christmas store. Eckert worked with Hospice in North Carolina for many years, which she described as her passion, but she explained that the regular loss of patients affected her. “I opened the Christmas store to help keep things lighter.”

The General Store & Handmade Gifts will feature a lit Christmas tree with ornaments for purchase throughout the year. “I am a Christmas person,” said Eckert. “I just love the season. It brings out the best in people.”

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