It's been almost two months since Stephanie Nishikawa left her reporting job at Channel 13. And she's now a full-fledged entrepreneur. In other words, she's a business owner.
Today, she is celebrating the grand opening of her new store, The Paper Garden, in Town & Country shopping center, which my colleague Sam McManis first did an
item on for 21Q.
Nishikawa, who had worked at KOVR for eight years, chatted with me just as the doors to her boutique flung open.
"I'm very excited, and the response is great," she says. It helps that her handmade cards and stationery (shown above) are really, really unique - and pretty. "And we're giving away free hot dogs today."
Paper products and dogs: A winning combination.
Nishakawa says that, in addition to perusing the paper products of her own design, shoppers also can "make their own personalized stationery." And get this - Marcy Valenzuela, another former Channel 13 personality (who has since moved to Arizona), painted the mural on one of the walls in the store.
If you're out and about this holiday weekend, check out Nishikawa's store; it's next to Noah's Bagels and Carousel Toy and Party, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone: (916) 48-PAPER (487-2737).