(Submitted by Shelli Bell)
The historic Century Club Shops on Western Avenue welcomes their newest boutiques, LeFleur Flower Shoppe, Apple Valley Yarn West, Maggie’s Gourmet Food and Gifts, and Glo’s Repurpose on Purpose. Located at 356 W. Western Avenue, the Century Club Shops on Western is also home to such retailers as Stormy Kromer Outfitter, Banana Dog Teas, McDonald’s Candies, Collage (vintage furniture and books), Emmaj’s LadyBug Shop, and Sierra Skye Studios.
Deb Moon’s LeFleur Flower Shoppe has expanded down the main aisle of the Century Club with a wide variety of gifts, seasonal decor, greeting cards, and fresh and silk floral arrangements. Deb has owned LeFleur since 1999, managing a dedicated team of professional florists.
Apple Valley Yarn West offers all things yarn related, including knitting classes. This is the third store for owner Chantella Bentsen, who also has shops in Midland and Clare, Michigan. She offers many types of yarn, from synthetic to wool, in a wide array of colors and from all over the world. She even stocks the brand of wool used for the sweaters worn by Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.
Maggie’s Gourmet Food and Gifts opened her newest site at the Century Club in April. The store offers a wide selection of gift baskets, gourmet foods and specialty products. They have one of the largest selections of Michigan-made products under one roof. Maggie’s flagship store has been open since 1998.
Glo’s Repurpose on Purpose uses mirrors in a variety of artistic ways. Glo takes the “everyday” item and turns it into a “must-have” for your home.
The Century Club Shops on Western is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also be open on Mondays during the summer. To learn more about the Century Club Shops on Western, visit their website at centuryblockmuskegon.com.•