Zephyr of Grand Junction, a downtown women's clothing store, has a new owner.
Kim Williams, a longtime employee and manager, bought the store at 554 Main St. from founder and previous owner Cyndi Edmunds.
Williams said Edmunds was ready to leave the business, and Williams wanted to keep it running.
"It would have been sad to see the store go and for ladies to not have an option for unique and special clothing," Williams said.
Zephyr opened on Main Street 22 years ago. Williams worked in the store for 13 years prior to purchasing it in February. Williams said it was a seamless transition of ownership from Edmunds to her.
The business specializes in customer service and has several longtime employees, Williams said. She also tries to carry products made in the U.S. or Canada. She regularly has six or seven employees. The store carries products for girls from their late teens onward. It also has formal wear and everything in between.
The store attracts customers from across the Western Slope and a few from the Front Range, Williams said.
For information, search for Zephyr of Grand Junction on Facebook.
"I am just a huge fan of shopping local, and being downtown is just wonderful," she said.
■ The Colorado Mountain Winefest is running short of tickets, according to the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology (CAVE), which hosts the annual event.
The organization announced this week that fewer than 500 general admission tickets remain for the 28th annual event. VIP tickets have already sold out. Tickets went on sale in May. The event has sold out for the past four years.
This year's winefest is scheduled for Sept. 19-22. The festival in the park is Sept. 21 and will be at Riverbend Park in Palisade. General admission tickets for the festival in the park are $60 and include entrance into the park, a commemorative wine glass and wine tote.
Non-drinker and shuttle tickets are also available for Sept. 21. Tickets can be purchased at ColoradoWinefest.com. Attendees must be 21 years old or older and have valid identification to gain entry.
"We are thrilled to see tickets for the 2019 festival pacing to sell out so quickly," CAVE Executive Director Cassidee Shull said in a press release. "Anyone hoping to attend Mountain Winefest this year should purchase your tickets quickly."
Winefest is Colorado's largest wine festival and will feature more than 60 wineries from across the state. The event also includes live music, vendors, grape stomping, chef demonstrations and educational seminars.
Additional events are planned throughout the weekend, including a grape growing seminar, a bus tour and yoga class.
Proceeds from winefest go toward CAVE's annual VinCO Conference and Trade Show, which focuses on improving Colorado winemaking and grape growing.
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