What will you find if you walk through Door Number Two on downtown Walla Walla's Colville Street?
An eclectic array of vintage items, from funky clothes and furnishings to pedal cars and accessories.
Adam Whiteside and Jessica Valentine Whiteside have opened the new retail shop at 32 S. Colville St. It is filled with a mix of items that reflect the owners' "off-kilter sense of fun," Jessica said. Funky clothing, unique furniture, things with wheels, inanimate objects that look neat, she described via email.
The shop, located next to another new addition to the neighborhood The Garden Vegan Caf, operates Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The opening brings to life a longtime dream the couple had of owning a vintage/second-hand store, Jessica said.
Adam, originally from Manchester, England, and a designer and builder by trade, and Jessica, a Manhattan native who worked as a personal assistant and project manager, came to Walla Walla about eight months ago from San Francisco, she said. He is a designer and builder. The two were in search of a place with both culture and history and were impressed by the community's love of the arts, creative expression, climate, wine and food culture and friendliness, among other things.
Their shop will continuously change in selection. Items featured include men's and women's clothing and accessories, including newer and vintage funky and fun items; vintage bicycles, tricycles, pedal cars/tractors; one-of-a-kind hair accessories made by Jessica; and everything in between.
"We are hoping our little corner of Colville Street will immediately spring to mind when someone is looking for that unique piece, at a very attractive price," she said.
For more details on Door Number Two, call 509-956-9203.
Inland Cellular's Family Movie Night will feature "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" on Saturday at Borleske Stadium.
The free flick is the second in the summer movie series put on by Inland Cellular and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, in cooperation with the city's Parks Recreation Department, the Walla Walla Public Library and the Walla Walla Sweets.
The event is designed for families and kids of all ages. The movie begins at dark. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for comfortable seating for the viewing in the outfield at Borleske. Concessions will be available at the stadium.
All of the movies shown this summer are featured as part of the library's Summer Reading Program series. Kids who finish the books receive a certificate for free popcorn at the movie nights.
Next up: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on Aug. 20. For more details about the movies call the downtown foundation at 529-8755 or Inland Cellular at 629-2500. For details on the Summer Reading Program, call 527-4550.
Walla Walla's Harvest Foods has kicked off a two-week event featuring food wagons and fun events.
The Southgate grocery store, 905 S. Second Ave., has a menu of special offerings. The first week's events, which began Wednesday, include hot dog specials from the Pepsi Wagon and an array of other activities.
Pony rides are available today between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in addition to numerous food specials. On Friday, the Pepsi Wagon will operate 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ice cream bars will be available, and a dunk tank will operate 3:30-5:30 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Animals will also be showcased 1:30-5:30 p.m. Other food specials will also be offered from A Wing + A Prayer barbecue.
Saturday's activities will include an indoor ice cream social 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and watermelon and cantaloupe specials.
Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8321.