Two Established Businesses Leave Market Square – And It’s Good News for Gay Street

As downtown grows, finds its groove and generally learns how to be a modern city, it’s fun to focus on the big things: New construction, major buildings brought back to life and a booming downtown population. But there are smaller moves that signal changes reflecting our move in a healthy direction. Scott Schimmel and Lisa […]

Tori Mason Shoe Store is Open at 29 Market Square

Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen’s latest business venture, Tori Mason Shoes located at 29 Market Square opened for business Monday. The location had been Bliss Home, operated by the couple since 2005. The new venture marks a shift of sorts, though they’ve had shoes at Bliss (their original store across Market Square) and the shoe […]

Tori Mason Shoes to Debut at 29 Market Square, Bliss Home Transitions

Quite a bit has changed since Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel first opened Bliss at 24 Market Square in 2003. Back then people could be forgiven for guessing their little venture might not last. Few retail outlets were succeeding in a downtown that seemed to have been forgotten. But they succeeded. That store is going strong […]

Bliss Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday

It’s hard to say exactly when downtown began its re-emergence. The Old City flickered with life a bit around 1990, but faded again for a while. The Mercury Theater and Tomato Head pretty much held down Market Square for a long time. Even the early 2000’s found both the square and downtown in general languishing […]