For those of you who are heading to Curtain Up! this Friday, be sure to take the time to stop by any one of the numerous shops and restaurants along Main Street that will be staying open late. This is a great time to wander in and browse all of the stores and selections that you might not be aware of. I was reminded of this by store owner Nikita Williams who has extended her lease at 517 Main Street, where she started as a Pop-Up shop.
Her business, Phenominal Xpressions, is incredible – filled to the brim with all sorts of clothing, jewelry, handbags, etc. Nikita has even added some new lines and a new enterprise to the mix – LateLuci Productions (her production company that produces The Advocator Show that airs monthly on Public Access Channel 20).
“As a result of a request made to Shea’s, we are officially on the Shea’s roster for Curtain Up!,” Nikita (photo center) told me. “That means that we will be participating in the Curtain Up event for 2016 as part of the 500 Block of Main Street celebration. It is to my understanding that this hasn’t happened in years. Being a graduate of the Queen City Pop Up Program, and the fact that the 500 Block of Main Street is being included this year, I hope that everyone takes the time to stop by and visit all of the businesses that have opened. We will be providing entertainment for Curtain Up’s After Party from 10pm – 1am, including three live bands, poetry readings, a comedian and a one act monologue. We invite everyone to be a part of this nostalgic moment.”