[Article by Melissa Grant & Danna McCall]
Mt. Si Pet Salon vacates Ace Hardware, moves to nearby retail spot
Originally from Bellevue, Washington Amy Quilizapa started off working for a professional handler showing dogs, but didn’t like it very much. What she did like was grooming those dogs so she decided to make it her profession and went to school in Portland, Oregon to become a professional groomer.
Amy was so good at her craft she won a prestigious Golden Scissor award and was hired on as an instructor at the school. However, still being very young she decided to come home to Bellevue and worked at a Kirkland groom shop – eventually running the shop.
She left the shop to have kids, groomed from home for a while, but eventually tried a new business venture: mobile grooming. She liked the concept, but didn’t like the high prices she had to charge just to be profitable.
In 2005 Amy moved to North Bend and in 2012 found out Mt. Si Pet Salon was for sale. Always wanting her own shop, she took it over from the previous owner in its space inside Ace Hardware. Recently she found out the spot next to Swirl was available and wanting more space, a window and something to call more of her own, she decided to move into the new location.
Mt. Si Pet Salon is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM. Note: 9AM is pet intake time. Work starts at 9:30AM.
Amy only takes dogs, no cats. She will take challenging canines, but please call first so a plan of action can be set up to handle your pooches’ issues. Puppies are welcomed after their shots are complete at about 12 weeks. Nail and anal gland drop-ins are welcomed. 425 888-2177
DT Vintage & More
Tucked behind the Cook Real Estate Building on Main Ave in downtown North Bend is a cute new store: DT Vintage & More. They have vintage and new items, including home decor and some clothing.
We were told they actually opened in June, but downtown street construction started pretty soon afterward so many people haven’t yet realized there’s a new shop in town.
There were lots of holiday items. Take your time and look around or you may just miss some things. They’re located at 107 Main Ave and are open 10AM – 6PM.
DT Vintage will be having a soft opening event during North Bend’s Holly Days Downtown Community Celebration on Saturday, December 2nd from 12PM – 7PM.
Stop by their Facebook Page for more info and photos.
Iron Duck Open
There may not be a sign yet, but the long-awaited opening of the Iron Duck Public House at the corner of North Bend Way and Main Ave in downtown North Bend quietly happened on November 17th.
The interior is described as “rustic industrial farmhouse with just a touch of Star Wars” by the Iron Duck website.
Snoqualmie Psychic Boutique
After sitting empty for many, many months, the small red building next to the Milk Barn – that used to be home to Wildhare Vintage – has a new occupant… a psychic!
We haven’t scheduled an appointment yet, but according to the sign they do palm and tarrot readings.
Snoqualmie Psychic Boutique can be reached at 425.208.1560