Susie’s Shop has opened for business at 1318 Second St., offering deep discounts on new clothes and a wide variety of other bargains.
Kerry Corrigan of Perry is running the shop in the building that she and her mother bought and spruced up. There is still some paperwork to file before everything is square and official with the city, county, state and federal authorities, Corrigan said, but a soft opening was held Friday.
Corrigan and her daughter, Rebecca Cacheo, spent their time in between customers Saturday making beaded jewelry and keeping an eye on the rain. The shop has several racks filled with new and used adult and children’s clothes and tables with dry goods of all sorts, from scratching posts for cats to scooters for kids, with plenty of room to grow.
Susie’s Shop will be a sideline for Corrigan, whose main job is with the Fifth Judicial District Juvenile Court Services. She also has a hand in the real estate market and is preparing to take up a new role, starting July 1, as the Perry Community Greeter.
Hamburgers cost a nickel when John Fox opened Fox’s Lunch Feb. 1, 1934, with seven stools. Six more stools were later added. Fox leased the business to Kendall “Blackie” Monroe from 1948 to 1956.
Fox sold the business to Walter and Lucille Paschel of Bouton in 1964, and the Paschels ran the restaurant until the mid-1970s.
Corrigan’s provisional hours of operation are 4-7 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, but she said the final arrangements are subject to change.