The Tattered Tartan, a business that sells a variety of Scottish and Irish items, is preparing to open its own store in downtown Grand Junction.

Since February 2018, the business has shared space with Crafts and More at 558 Main St.

But on Dec. 2, owner Chris Brewer will open at 113 N. Sixth St. She'll celebrate a grand opening Dec. 7 during the Parade of Lights festival.

Brewer said she made the move because of a need for more space. The shop will be open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but hours could change. Brewer runs the shop with her husband, Doug Hall.

Tattered Tartan sells items such as tartan clothing, jewelry, perfume accessories, belts, scarves and a lot more from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Brewer started the business in the Mesa Mall in 2017 and said she became interested in starting the business after researching her heritage. She was inspired by her niece who studied in Scotland for three years.

"I felt this was something I was interested in and could work for myself and there wasn't this type of product in town," Brewer said.

Brewer said she has a long connection to downtown and remembers traveling with her parents about 120 miles from Bedrock to Grand Junction to shop at J.C. Penney downtown.

■ A new Grand Junction-based business offers a subscription service for motivational quotes, mantras and affirmations for the shower.

Water's Wisdoms launched in late October and is the creation of Grand Junction Realtor Mandy Rush and longtime friends Kelly Martin and Lynnzie Lindstrom.

Through a subscription, a member receives a frame kit and each month will receive a new quote or item produced on environmentally friendly waterproof paper.

Different subscriptions are available and are geared toward different people. Some are faith-based while others are aimed at veterans. This month's affirmation from motivational speaker Mark Eaton states "I am a gift to the universe. I will step into my story today."

Rush said that Martin first came up with the idea after having a child and going through some postpartum issues. The shower was her escape and she wanted to see something inspirational. The three of them came up with a frame that could adhere to a shower wall. They worked on the effort for about 18 months before launching and sending out their first shipments.

"I thought it was a great idea," Rush said. "The shower is the one place we're disconnected from all the noise in the world. It's very uplifting."

Subscriptions are $8.99 per month and frame kits retail for $17.99, but there are promotional codes available for a free kit with a subscription. For information, visit

■ Level 7 Shaman Metaphysical Rock Shop opened in September at 2695 Patterson Road, Suite 5.

The business sells different types of jewelry, books, crystals, rock lamps and stones.

Store owner Brooke Forest is an integrative shaman and does readings in person or over the phone.

The business is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday.

For information, search for Level 7 Shaman Metaphysical Rock Shop on Facebook and Instagram.

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