By Bradley Koltz
Five businesses will be celebrating their opening or reopening this Saturday, September 15 beginning at 11 a.m.
The businesses all occupy the street level storefronts in the downtown Bethel building reborn after the fire last fall that displaced most of the building's occupants. Only Di Lillo Real Estate was able to remain.
Doherty Petri School of Dance is returning, and Byrd's Books and The Toy Room are relocating from other downtown locations. Newcomer Patricia's Presents rounds out the celebration.
The schedule of events is as follows:
The Toy Room, 180 Greenwood Ave - ribbon cutting will be at 11am with store specials like Luke's Toy Factory will be there from 11am - 2pm, MAGNETS, The Game will be there from 12-2. They will also have crafts to do, refreshments to enjoy, give-a-ways and raffles.
Byrd's Books, 178 Greenwood Ave - will have their ribbon cutting at 11:30 with give-aways and sales specials all day, with an author talk and baking event at 2:00pm with the Vintage Baker. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Doherty Petri School of Dance -170 Greenwood Ave - will cut their ribbon around 11:45
Visitors can come and see their beautiful new studio. There will be dancers at the studio giving demonstrations and they will be offering coupons for discounts.
Patricia's Presents, 164 Greenwood Ave., will have their ribbon cutting around 12 noon.
Owner Patti will have a craft person who makes dog, cat and horse silhouettes and stationary. There will also be refreshments.
DiLillo Real Estate - 162 Greenwood Ave - will have their ribbon cutting around 12:30.
Come and see their office and talk with their realtors. Refreshments will be served.