One new business is getting established in Fayette and another is still in its first few months of operation.
KEIFER’S—Following the closure of Fayette’s video store, former owner Andrea Keifer redirected her efforts toward upholstery. Keifer’s Korner Mercantile is now offering a variety of upholstering services.
Keifer said she learned her basic sewing skills from four years of home economics classes when she was a student at Delta High School. She’s using those skills now to recover furniture, create cushions for wicker furniture and campers, make pillows and more. Both fabric and vinyl are available.
She also offers window treatments including drapes and roman shades.
She and her husband, Chris, are buying some furniture to recover and sell, but that’s not an invitation for people to bring in used furniture. The Keifers will handle that on their own.
The store features a variety of upholstery samples, but many are for commercial uses. Keifer invites customers to find their own material at another store and bring it to her to work with.
Keifer doesn’t plan to schedule regular hours, so customers should call before visiting the store at the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The store’s number is 419/237-3500.
RJs—RJs Tobacco and Accessories opened in the former flower shop on Fayette Street in Fayette. Rashell Covey of Fayette owns the store with her mother-in-law, Judy Covey, from Pioneer.
RJs offers popular brands of cigarettes, but that’s just the beginning. There’s also a large display of bulk pipe and cigarette tobacco, also with filtered cigarette tubes. Papers are available for those who don’t want the filter.
The store also sells snuff and chews, cigarette making machines, Zippo lighters, hookahs and oil-based hookah tobaccos.
The store opened with a few brands of tobacco, Judy said, but customers soon told them what they would like to see on the shelves.
RJs is open Friday through Saturday, with evening hours until 8 p.m. on weekdays.