Vallandingham calls her store a “unique boutique in that we offer current, appealing products,” including candles, cocktail mixers, lots of clothing and some furniture. She thinks the unique lighting and golf-club bottle openers they sell will be a hit with the sports crowd.
“You could just catch the vision of the enormity of it, and obviously the belief that Spooky Nook, that team itself, has in that project, it kind of just blew our minds a little bit,” Vallandingham said.
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The opening for the athletic part of the 1.3 million-square-foot complex has been postponed to a later date this year, but Mill 2, where the stores will be, are on track to open in late March, Spooky Nook owner Sam Beiler has said.
“The timing of this happening on our 10-year anniversary is just the icing on the cake,” Vallandingham said. ”It’s incredible, just the size, and the opportunity of it,” Vallandingham said. “We could see ourselves in there.”
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She wanted the shop to be smaller than the main store on High Street, with samples of product lines that will have more availability in the downtown shop.
Another tenant, announced in September, will be Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio, whose medical staff will be the first to aid athletes injured at the sports facility. Orthopedic Associates can X-Ray athletes and others on-site in the 22,000 square feet of space the company will rent, and also can refer patients for imaging such as MRIs at its other facilities.
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