This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Comings and goings

Some comments on an earlier post alerted me to big sales at Fashion Bug. The entire chain is going out of business. I asked how long the store would be open and was told until the end of January. My guess is that they want to be open for the Christmas season, which is the profitable time of the year for many retailers. (Black Friday--the day in which stores finally get into the black for the year.)
I had never been in the store before, and was surprised at how big it was. I asked if I could take some pictures of the inside and was told that was against store policy. Lots of stores seem to have that policy. I am not sure why.

There are newspaper ads for a new beauty salon in the Laundry room, Just Teasing Family Salon. I usually do not follow the comings and goings of this type of business--there are just too many of them.

While I was at The Little Cousin Jasper Festival one of the food vendors told me that a new Mexican grocery/restaurant was opening in the old Pancake House building just to the west of Knights Inn near the I-65 SR 114 intersection. He thought it would be successful even though it is in a location that has not seen successful food operations because he thought the owners knew what they were doing. They have done a similar store elsewhere--maybe Lafayette. It is open for business now, but does not have signage. The newspaper has a report from the health department of a LaFiesta Market #2 ready to open as of August 17. That is probably the name.

Today we celebrate a sad memorial, but on Thursday we have a happier one. It will be the 50th anniversary of the visit by Dwight Eisenhower to SJC to lay the cornerstone for Halleck Center.


Gene said...

A Mexican Grocery/Restaurant near Rensselaer huh? That sounds interesting. Tacos, chiles, tamales, tortillas, etc.? I, as a former Rensselaer resident, now living in Tucson, AZ where Mexican markets and restaurants abound, do hereby wish the new owners all the luck for success in the world.

Anonymous said...

It is sad that the dress shop is leaving. It is good the Mexican Grocery is coming here. I bet there are lots of folks who remember the Eisenhower visit on Charlie Halleck Day. I would love to hear the stories.

Anonymous said...

The Doghouse is also closing. Last day, Sept.15.

Old WPUM Engineer said...

One reason for no photography could be that "You might be the competition"! Another popular excuse is the personal privacy of the staff and patrons.