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Old-time gift shop opens in Old Colorado City, offering novelties, food items, more

June 14, 2018
       A throwback novelty/gift store has opened at 2423 W. Colorado Ave.
       According to owner Sherri Steinert, Spark's Five and Dime evokes the tradition established by her grandmother's business nearly 50 years ago in Elmore City, Oklahoma.
       “Learning to count change, hand-tie ribbons and restock shelves, Sherri worked in her grandmother's store starting at the ripe old age of 6 years old (obviously, before modern child labor laws),” a press release recalls. “Audrey Kennedy Sparks' warmth and character were instilled into Sherri, along with a passion to create a truly exceptional shopping experience.”
       The products at Spark's Five and Dime include souvenirs, toys, novelties, lotions, artwork, chocolates, candy, sauces, jams and artisan cheeses. Tastings of some food items are offered.
       The business is open daily. The phone is 816-489-0984.
       As for the location choice, “Old Colorado City has the perfect ambiance for our store,” Sherri said. “You know, good and bad. We embrace the history of brothels, underground tunnels and the Colorado dreams of our pioneers.”

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