She thinks customers will appreciate that "we're not a big-box store--we're a small mom-and-pop operation. We're hands-on and work one-on-one with our customers to do sales and installation. We don't sell the cheapest, but we personally test our products and only sell the best." Livengood says although her hours will be shorter at the new location, she's also happy to schedule private appointments.
Chelsea Hearth & Fireplaces, 12855 E. Old US-12 (Oak Tree Plaza), 433-1461, Wed.-Fri. 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and by appointment. Closed Sun.-Tues.
At the end of August, Chelsea residents Steve and Denise Burnette opened The Point at Cavanaugh Lake, an upscale convenience store and coffee bar that also offers doughnuts, hand-dipped ice cream, hot dogs, wine, and beer. The Burnettes gutted and renovated the 2,000-square-foot space, which previously housed the Chelsea Greenhouse. The Burnettes' son Joshua Wright--who works at the store--says it was designed to fit in with the lake's surrounding homes.