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‘PaPa’s Place’ Opens in Downtown Redding

New business: PaPa’s Place

Owners: Terry & Debbie Rothrock

Business will open: June 1, 2012

Location: 1419 Market Square, in the Market Square Promenade near Grilla Bites

Contact: Debbie Rothrock at 530-255-4597

Days/hours:

10 a.m. – 7 p.m  Monday – Friday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Saturday

What do you sell?

We sell high-quality hand-crafted items made by local artisans and crafters. We have an eclectic mix of items that includes museum-quality art, handmade furniture, jewelry, whimsical wearable art, children’s toys, lamps, and home décor … just to mention a few.

What inspired you to open this business in Redding?

We got here from Virginia and were awed by the talent and beautiful creations we found. We were also disappointed that there seemed to be so few places from which to purchase them. When this spot in Market Square opened up we were thrilled with the possibilities.

What is your business philosophy?

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It will bring pleasure to all who touch it.

Anything else you’d like to tell us?

We would like to invite everyone to our grand opening celebration where they will have the opportunity to see our store, meet the people who create our beautiful merchandise, enjoy music, food and enjoy the time with their kid. There is also face painting and balloons on the agenda.

Canda Williams is a retired schoolteacher and proud grandma who lives in Lake California with her husband Don Williams. Canda is a marketing representative for anewscafe.com. She also has a home business that specializes in her customized personalized hooded bath towels for children and adults. For examples of her work vistit her website at www.candakay.com.