Classen Curve gets candy store
Uptown Candy, a new store from the owners of Uptown Kids, is opening next month in the Classen Curve shopping center. The confectionary will feature treats by the pound, packaged candy, gifts, a candied apple station and candy bar catering for special events. It will be in a 940-square-foot space east of Uptown Kids designed by architect Rand Elliott. “Uptown Candy is designed to bring out the childlike enthusiasm and wonder in everyone from the moment they walk through the door,” said owner Carolyn Goldman. “Essentially, we are offering confections for the kid at heart.”
Sam's Club to open in Edmond
EDMOND — The new Edmond Sam's Club is set to open Thursday at 1117 W Interstate 35 Frontage Road. The day's festivities include former University of Oklahoma quarterback Jason White signing autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. Former Sooner running back Billy Sims will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The 136,000-square-foot store features products from local companies, an electronics department, pharmacy, hearing aid center and fuel station. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tulsa adds Natural Grocers
TULSA — Colorado-based Natural Grocers will open its second location in Tulsa, at 3126 S Harvard Ave., on Oct. 22. The first free cooking class will be held at noon on opening day. Natural Grocers stores sell only organic produce and foods that don't contain artificial ingredients. Hours are 8:56 a.m. to 8:04 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:56 a.m. to 7:06 p.m. Sunday.
FrightFest to begin on weekends
Frontier City's FrightFest runs weekends beginning Sunday through Nov. 2. The annual event features spooky shows, a haunted house, trick-or-treat trail and a nightly parade. FrightFest is included with park admission. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 10 p.m. Sundays, except hours are extended on Oct. 11 to noon to 11 p.m.
Local manufacturer lands deal
Clements Foods Co., an Oklahoma City food manufacturer, has a new agreement to be the lone manufacturer supplying Novation with NOVAPLUS Condiments. The products — including peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, salad dressings and syrup — are distributed to more than 65,000 members and affiliates. Novation is a health care supply company. The NOVAPLUS Condiments feature nutritional ingredient information in English and Spanish.
Newlywed couples win free rings
Four couples will receive a full refund on the cost of their engagement rings after Oklahoma City received more than an inch of rain Saturday. B.C. Clark's Pray for Rain promotion rewards couples when it rains on their wedding day. So far, 155 couples have won since the promotion began in 1998.
Test drive contest rewards man
YUKON — Yukon resident David Richard won $15,000 in the Hudiburg Chevrolet test drive August giveaway. Richard lost his car and four houses in the mortgage crisis in 2009 and lives with his parents. He said winning the contest was “the biggest blessing.” Hudiburg Chevrolet does the giveaway each month and entrants must be present to win.
Etsy marketplace revises rules
NEW YORK — Etsy, the popular online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods, is updating its policies to allow sellers to hire staff, use shipping services and apply to have their products made by manufacturers. The New York-based company known for everything from crocheted Halloween pumpkins to vintage engagement rings held a webcast Tuesday for its 1 million active sellers to answer questions. One question Etsy expected was whether it is “selling out,” or would start to allow large corporations like Ikea to sell items on the site. Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson is bracing for some backlash. But he stands behind the changes and says Etsy often heard from sellers that the site's previous policies were confusing.
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