Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures

From left to right, husband-and-wife duo Lorraine and Bud Zomok partnered with Lorraine’s brother, Kenn Clark, to purchase a space for their business, Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures. Karen Carrillo, right, of The Melcher Agency is their Realtor. Lorraine is holding an image of Elina Sharp, who operated The Open Door in the space prior to her passing.

Hello, readers! One could say today’s column has quite the details, as there is much to discuss. I recently received a tip that a new shop with plenty of “trinkets and treasures” is coming to Historic Downtown Glendale. And the story behind it is quite inspirational.

But beyond that, Artisan Oil has finally leased its new space. I have an update on The Cookie House, and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce has another event approaching. Here’s the news!

First, Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures is coming to Historic Downtown Glendale. Owner Lorraine Zomok expects to open a shop in late April, while a grand opening is in the works for early May. Though she noted the business was formed last April, and has operated through a shop-within-a-shop model at Gracie’s Marketplace and Zola Bell’s Vintage Emporium, this is a dedicated space for Memory Lane.

A family partnership between Zomok, her husband Bud, and her brother Kenn Clark, Memory Lane will operate out of a ranch-style building that was built in 1948. It will include seven rooms, each with a “distinct and unique sense of place,” Lorraine said. Items sold will range from those of artisans to sparkling bling.

“What we really wish is for our customers to experience is a journey as they make their way throughout each room of the shop and find wonderful treasures all along the way,” Lorraine said.

The building was previously occupied by The Open Door, which was owned by Elina Sharp prior to her passing.

“She was also a very dear friend to all of us, so we personally want to make sure to honor her memory,” Lorraine said. “She built such a beautiful place there. And she had a wonderful product line and such a welcoming open door feel, hence the name Open Door, so her memory is all throughout that shop. Her picture will be on display in our shop for all to remember and see for always. And I feel her spirit throughout that shop as well.”

Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures will be at 5836 W. Palmaire Avenue. For more information, visit memorylanetrinketsandtreasures.com or find it on Facebook @ memorylaneglendale.

“We are very excited to be a part of the fabric of the community of downtown Glendale, and to be a part of the business community, that there’s really no place like it in the country. Our downtown is true, authentic, iconic and one of a kind.”

Then, Artisan Olive leased a 660-square-foot retail store in Greenway Promenade. Artisan Oil offers fresh ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils from around the world and balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. The new location will be at 5930 W. Greenway Road. Its previous location at the Citadelle at Arrowhead closed last year in preparation for the move. In the meantime, it operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Pinnacle Peak Farmer’s Market, 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road. For more information, visit artisanolive.com or find it on Facebook @Artisan-Olive-116715905670176.

As for The Cookie House, which you may recall me mentioning in a recent Business Briefcase column, owner Shannon Nevin confirmed though plans are behind schedule, progress is still being made. Originally, a late April opening was Nevin’s goal. In the meantime, however, the business’ website is now up and running at thecookiehouseaz.com, and you can find it on Facebook and Instagram @thecookiehouseaz. Upon opening at 18255 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite 101, it will sell gourmet, custom sugar cookies.

Finally, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce is set to hold a Lunch and Learn about the differences and benefits of search engine optimization and search engine marketing. The free marketing course, which runs from noon to 1 p.m., will be presented by Thryv. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., and advanced registration is required. The event will be held at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s BNC National Bank Conference Room, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275. For more information, contact Bre Pope at 623-937-4754 or bpop@glendaleazchamber.org.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!