If you haven’t taken a stroll down Main Street recently, you might be surprised by some of the changes you find the next time you do. For one, the Chubway Sandwich Shop has closed, and will be replaced by an Oskar Blues tasting room where one can sample the latest brews/spirits coming from the brewery/distillery.
Moving west along Main, the Lyons General Store (next to Lyons Pinball) run by proprietor Hanno Jensen for the last nine and a half years, will close this Friday, March 1, and reopen in its new location, 429 Main Street, between Lyons Community Montessori and the Barking Dog Café. Hanno is excited about the move, saying he will continue to be the community’s
location for office supplies, ink cartridges, stamps, envelopes, greeting cards, laminations, as well as printing, copying, and faxing needs. The Lyons General Store is also a local drop-off for all UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Postal package deliveries. Plus ,you can save your self a trip to Longmont or Boulder by using the Lyons General Store as the drop-off/pick-up for your dry cleaning.
Between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on Main Street is, or should we say was, the Lefthand Trading Company. This antique store, run by Tim Combs for the past thirty years, will be closing its doors this weekend with an auction to end all auctions. Combs says everything right down to the walls will go, and he adds, “When I got into this business thirty years ago, someone told me, ‘if you surround yourself with beautiful things, you will have a beautiful life,’ and they were right!” Combs is excited about the future; he says he hasn’t yet finalized his next endeavor, but that the options and uncertainty are part of the appeal. The auction will commence sometime around 10 a.m., Saturday (March 2) morning, and will go until everything is gone. After three decades, Combs was a little philosophical about the life, waxing poetically, “Antiques are success stories; they’ve survived when other things have been discarded.”
When asked about the giant raven, which has greeted customers at the door for the last few years, Combs said it is already packed in a trailer at his home in Hygiene, with the hope that it will one day soon find its way to the city of Baltimore, either at the Edgar Allan Poe museum, or perhaps at the home of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.
Just down the block, Big Foot Liquors is currently conducting a “moving” sale, and owner Christy McCain says if she can’t find a new location, it will become a “going out of business” sale.