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Business Beat: Lamb's Gate Market prepares relocation to Heritage Station

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:28 AM

The fair trade gift shop Lamb's Gate Market is relocating in downtown Huntington.

The store is closed for the latter part of the month in preparation for a move from 9th Street to a bigger space at Heritage Station, at the corner of 11th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. It will be located next to Brown Dog Yoga Studio at Heritage Station.

According to its Facebook page, the market also will have a management change, as current market president Laurie Reasons is stepping down to concentrate on family. Current vice president Katherine Pancake Allgood will replace her.

Lamb's Gate Market opened in fall 2012 and sells fair trade items with all the proceeds going to benefit Remar Orphanage in Nicaragua. "Fair trade" is the global concept of ensuring farmers and artisans in less developed countries are paid decent wages and have better working conditions.

Operating entirely with volunteers, Lamb's Gate sells merchandise from Ten Thousand Villages, a well-respected fair trade company. It's scheduled to open its doors at Heritage Station on July 2.

OODLES: A new boutique is expected to open June 27 in Hurricane. Oodles is a shop at 2825 Main Street in Hurricane that will sell furniture and décor, carrying retail lines such as Vera Bradley, including the new Vera Bradley Baby line, as well as Candleberry, Michel Designs, Mudpie, Lottie Dotties and others.

Owned and operated by designer Lesa Bostic with help from her mother, Judy Null, the shop will have a grand opening at 1 p.m. June 27. Bostic, Null and family have lived in Teays Valley for more than 50 years. Bostic graduated from Winfield High and Marshall University's nursing program. She lives in Hurricane with her husband, Barry, and daughter, Callen.

AMISH CABIN COMPANY: Ashland-based Amish Cabin Company has recently opened a model cabin location at 1712 13th St. Viewings of the interior of the model are available by appointment.

The company offers Amish-built, fully finished modular cabins, including a bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. It also sells cabin kits and builds custom on-site cabins. The company's cabins are Kentucky Industrialized Building Systems (KIBS)-approved as modular homes, which can be delivered, assembled and ready for same-day use.

The all-American-made cabins are built in a plant on a Kentucky Amish farm that operates "off grid" with its own industrial generator and wood-fired radiant floor heating system. The eastern white pine used throughout the cabins is Amish milled, and kitchen/bathroom cabinetry and interior/exterior ddoors are made by the Amish in the same plant on the farm. The construction uses only screws, no nails, for extra structural integrity.

Small extra touches like shingles, dormers and natural insect repellent in the exterior stain are all included. Other options include extra lofts or windows, off-grid solar power and heat/air conditioning.

The company was founded by Linton Wells and Lew Ferguson, a retired steelworker with a 43-year career at AK Steel in Ashland.

More information can be found at www.amishcabincompany.com, and the company's phone number is 606-922-8401.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.

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