Candle shop opens at new location

Debbie Ritenour, owner of Simply Divine Candles and Decor, stands in front of some handmade candles and a homemade wreath in her store. She is holding a grand re-opening event Saturday at the store's new location at 150 E. King St., Strasburg. Nathan Budryk/Daily

STRASBURG — Debbie Ritenour’s Simply Divine Candles and Decor will hold a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening at its new location at 150 E. King St. downtown on Saturday. Ritenour said there are some giveaways and other promotions planned.

“We’re having the ribbon cutting at 9:45,” Ritenour said. “I’m doing giveaways, raffles, we’ll have food in the morning from Tippy’s Bakery from Tiffany (Hockman). In the evening we have food coming from Anthony’s, so all day we’re having stuff. We’re going to give away a lot of items too for the first 25 people that come in.”

The grand reopening will commemorate Ritenour’s move from her old location, which she said wasn’t ideal. She said the new space will be a big help.

“(At the old place) We lived there and then we had the front of the house as the shop on West King Street,” she said. “(This is a) better location. Because that was in a house, people felt a little awkward just walking into somebody’s home. Here, it looks more like a store – better location, better spot and we have parking in the back. Everybody thinks that it’s just parking out front but we have it in the back too, so when they do all the construction, people can just park back there.”

Simply Divine offers a variety of home décor items such as wreaths and centerpieces made by Ritenour along with candles made by her as well.

“My store is a very quaint, cute store that has a lot of decorations, candles and wreaths,” she said, adding that she also offers classes.

“We have classes just about every week or every other week,” she said. “We do wreath classes, bow-making classes, candle-making classes and centerpiece classes. We’re trying to add to that so that we have something going on every week. We love the classes. It gives me a chance to talk to people and be more laid back and it taps into their creativity too, so people love that. People will bring some wine with them and it’s just very relaxed and fun. I tell people it’s more of a social event than anything.”

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