Archive for Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Curio shop opens in downtown Baldwin

August 6, 2003

Jenny Hepner calls her new Baldwin business a place full of surprises.

"You don't know what you're going to find in here," Hepner said. "It's going to be anything and everything. They're going to be very much surprised with what they'll find."

Hepner recently opened Jenny's Place at 813 Eighth St., the former county treasurer's office.

She said Jenny's Place is a curio shop featuring 40 years worth of items she has collected that, until now, have been in her house.

"I would like to see my stuff go to people who care for it," she said.

The shop features a variety of items or "whatnots," she said, everything from fingernail polish and clothing to dolls and stuffed animals.

"It's just a lot of collectibles," she said. "Just everything."

Jenny's Place also features carryout Mexican food.

Hepner, who used to own the Mexican restaurant La Familia, said the food will be similar to the Lawrence restaurant.

"It will be a taste of the food," she said. "We're serving nothing but the basics to go."

She said the focus of Jenny's Place is the curio shop.

"We're not a restaurant or a cafe," she said. "We are serving Mexican food to go just as a convenience for Baldwin people who wanted some of Jenny's Mexican food."

The curio shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Mexican food can be ordered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Orders can be placed by calling 594-3493.

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