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January 10, 2017
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A new hair salon is coming to Selinsgrove — and there will be parking!
Hair stylist Charity Swartz is almost ready to open her new business, Color Outside the Lines, at 34 South Market Street, but not before having to deal with a little parking space drama.
Shortly before Christmas Borough Manager Paul Williams told Swartz that the parking spaces were limited near the store she’s opening, according to Swartz. There was a fear that that this would mean the business would have a problem opening. But the Borough gave Swartz permission at last night’s Borough meeting.
“It was never really a big deal,” Swartz added.
Williams explained the situation in an email to the OSN: “The Borough Council deemed that the Property Owner, Darla DUNLAP, has constructed all of the off-street parking spaces which she can provide based upon the footprint of the building and other improvements present at 34/36 S. Market Street, 6 University Avenue and rear apartment. There are two existing parking spaces. Other approved tenants of the building, employees and patrons, must utilize on-street parking, municipal parking lot or the other possibility is customers may walk to the retail and service businesses.”
Swartz, whose speciality is color, is just happy to get a chance to show off her passion.
“I am really exited about it… this is my dream,” Swartz told the Orange Street News.
The new business is hoping to open February 1st, according to Swartz.
“Everybody likes to feel good about themselves why not have more options?” Swartz added.
Business has been struggling in Selinsgrove.
Velocity Firearms, located on Market Street in Selinsgrove, recently told the Orange Street News that his gun selling store might have to shut its doors in January.
“Its unfortunate, but we just aren’t making a lot of sales,” Margel told the OSN.
Last March, an Orange Street News investigation revealed that out of the forty-seven store fronts on Market Street between West Pine and University Avenue nearly one fifth are empty or for rent and that number doesn’t include the buildings that are houses or apartments.