New Mason gift store to feature vintage treasures

Downtown Mason’s new Ballyhoo Vintage Shoppe is a unique little store with roots planted firmly in fun. 
 
“We've been in Mason for about 27 years, and we just thought it would be fun to have a little shop,” says owner Amy Bowden. 
 
The approximately 350-square foot store opened on May 14 on South Jefferson in Mason and features both antique and new items with a vintage feel. Products include cupboards, furniture and style items.
 
According to Bowden, choosing the right location for Ballyhoo was fairly easy, as Downtown Mason hardly had any vacancies left.
 
“It was one of the only places available,” Bowden says, “and we loved it. We get a lots of traffic down here from Los Tres, and I'm sure we'll get even more when the Brewery opens.”
 
Ballyhoo is currently operated by Bowden herself and family members. Already, she reports a good response from shoppers, and attributes some that early success to her downtown neighbors. 
 
“The other businesses in the community have been great,” she says. “I wasn't sure what to expect when I came in, but it's a super community atmosphere. The other stores send people down my way. It’s been fun.”
 
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