HUDSON FALLS — Two local businesses will have grand reopenings this weekend in the old Masonic Temple building at 216 Main St.
The clothing boutique Jo & Co. will reopen with the addition of Jolie Tea & Treats Co., and The McKernon Gallery will reopen with new artisans selling their wares.
Both have been closed while the former Masonic Temple building, owned by local developer and attorney Bill Nikas, undergoes renovations. Now, however, their store sections can be open.
The McKernon Gallery, which features the photography of local artist Kendall McKernon, will also showcase and sell local artisans’ craftwork, including steampunk sculptures, honey-based skincare products and landscape and still-life paintings.
Jo & Co. will relaunch with apparel for men, women and teens, some of which is from New York City-based store Headrush Apparel. Joelle Tims, owner of the store, said she will also be introducing a new tea shop endeavor in the store. She’ll be offering 20 varieties of organic loose-leaf teas as well as cupcakes and sugar cookies. Some gluten-free and vegan options are also available.
The two stores will celebrate their reopenings with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Timms said Terry Tillart, a holistic health expert, will be there to discuss the benefits of teas. There will also be a cake tasting and photo opportunities with “Alice In Wonderland” characters. At the gallery, artist John Kingsley will perform a live edge wood bowl demonstration, and Renee Penistan Kingsley will conduct a glass bead making with surface decoration demonstration.