Archive for September 21, 2009

Old Building, New Shops Across The Tracks

September 21, 2009

Live bands, food and designer showcases helped celebrate the open house of one of Elon’s oldest buildings.

The Faucette house welcomed Elon students to an all-in-one facility located just over the tracks. Built in 1905, the house is now home to a wide range of services.

“We offer hair, we have jewelry, we got nails – manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages…and we have two different clothing stores,” Della Faucette said, the house’s owner.

The stores – Firefly and Five-Eight-Four – attract both younger and older customers. Brand names such as Lily Pulitzer and Jack Rogers aid in this attraction as well.

Although the house is mostly tailored toward female shoppers, the salon does offer men’s hair-cuts.

Store owners are also trying to help shoppers combat the economy.

“You can come in and buy a shirt for 50 dollars that was originally 100 dollars, so we’ve really tried to get better brands in that are more cost effective for shoppers,” Laura Schaefer said, the owner of Firefly.

The Faucette House is located on East Trollinger Ave. and is open Monday through Saturday.

-Brittany Dewey


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