Ken Carpenter of Ken’s Barber Shop

People of Yorkville Interview with Ken Carpenter Me: How long has Ken’s Barber Shop been in business? KP: January 2014. Across the street was the original barber shop, and that went back before the depression. That was the Sanitary Barber Shop. My dad (that’s Lenny) started working there in 1968. He had been working at another barber shop across the street since 1964 when he … Continue reading Ken Carpenter of Ken’s Barber Shop

Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Downtown York offers an eclectic group of store owners, with life passions that lead them into business. Please meet our latest People of Yorkville, Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett, of Dogma and Fetch. Due to the busy nature of running a retail store, we instead opted for a email interview and a quick visit at the shop. Me: What was your inspiration to start the … Continue reading Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Penee with Penny Moss

People of Yorkville Series Penee with Penny Moss Me: How long have you been in business? PM: 17 years. I’ve been in this location (26 North Congress) a little over a year. I started out at 17 North Congress and I was there five or six years and then that building sold, so I had to move. I was going to build onto my house, … Continue reading Penee with Penny Moss

Frank’s Jewelers

Last week I had the distinct opportunity to speak with Walter of Frank’s Jewelers in York. Walter’s wife runs the anchor store in Clover, while the branch store in downtown York sits settled right on Congress Street since 2003. We did not engage in a formal interview, but instead spent a good hour talking casually about all sorts of things. I asked lots of questions … Continue reading Frank’s Jewelers

Life After Lemons with Jennifer Shull

(Logo taken from Jen’s blog, https://lifeafterlemons.com) How did you get started making candy? JS: Back when I was twelve we went to a candy making party that one of my aunts or cousins was having and I really took a liking to it. My mom supported it and got me a starter kit and I just took off from there. I took some time off … Continue reading Life After Lemons with Jennifer Shull

Joe Hardin – Downtown Music Lessons and More

Biggest change in York? When the Bi-Los came in, that was the biggest change, because my whole life, everything was about downtown York. You bought everything, your produce, your groceries, everything was downtown York. I grew up shopping at the drug stores. Everything downtown York. Then when the Bi-Los came in, the supermarkets – super centers, then everything started moving away from downtown York. Now … Continue reading Joe Hardin – Downtown Music Lessons and More