Helper celebrated the opening of three businesses late Wednesday morning. The historic town has welcomed Apricots on Main, a hand crafted boutique; Iron Horse antique store; and Ceramics Fine Art and Design.
Apricots on Main , owned by Lita Riley, is a unique store with everything inside handcrafted from soaps, to hats, and headbands. Lita specializes in extraordinary handmade gifts and the store is located next to the Strand Theatre on Helper Main street.
Mike James and David Davis opened Iron Horse Antiques offering unique items from the turn of the century and beyond. Iron Horse not only sells antiques, but buys them as well and will begin hosting regular antique auctions beginning October 13. Iron Horse Antiques is located at 115 S. Main.
Also on Main street is Ceramics Fine Art and Design owned by Kathleen Royster, who specializes in fine dinnerware in vibrant colors and unique designs. Ceramics Fine Art and Design is located at 187 S. Main.
Because of the boom of new businesses opening their doors, Helper will host First Fridays on the First Friday of every month giving the public an opportunity to experience the spirit of Helper. The event begins on October 5, 2012 with fun, food, and music. There will be a classic car cruise, with car hop service at Balance Rock Eatery, and all the galleries and businesses will be open and ready to serve. The event will be from 6 p.m. -9 p.m. and if you have questions, call Mike James at 435-820-8320.