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Brews Up, Starr’s of Beauty open; Helgeson moves again

Gifts and Interiors coming soon; decision also looms on former PNC Bank bldg.

An announcement for the purchase of the old PNC Bank building in Snow is expected this week.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(Feb. 22, 2018) Several Snow Hill businesses are playing musical chairs, while some others are opening for the first time.

Snow Hill Economic Development Coordinator Michael Day said Jack Helgeson would move his business from Pearl Street to Green Street. Formerly known as A Diamond on Pearl, it will now be called Snow Hill Gifts and Interiors.

“He does upholstery and curtains and all of that, and he also does interiors,” Day said.

Beer and wine making supply shop Brews Up will move from Berlin to Snow Hill, on North Washington Street. Owned and operated by Tony Hilligoss, the business was based on Route 113 and briefly on Old Ocean City Boulevard in the building now occupied by Burn Wood Fired Pizza.

“They do beer and wine-kit making and demonstrations, and tastings of what you make,” Day said. “He has a license, so he can do the tastings. He can’t be a bar … but he can produce the product there.”

The Starr’s of Beauty hair salon on Pearl Street in Snow Hill will open in March.

Day said dealers have moved out of the antique mall and a buyer is interested in purchasing the building, but has not yet “pulled the trigger.”

“The people who own it, the Brothers Corporation out of Annapolis, want to renovate it and turn it into four or five individual storefronts – either one would be phenomenal for Snow Hill,” Day said. “Whichever way that goes will be great … we’re just waiting for somebody to bring something in.”

Also new, Starr Tingle opened a salon on Pearl Street and ReTag’d, formerly on 108 Pearl Street, has moved out.

“There’s a little bit of rumor about what’s going to go in there. We’ve heard a baby boutique and we just heard it may be something else,” Day said. “There’s so many rumors floating around Snow Hill right now.”

He could not comment specifically on the status of the former PNC Bank on North Washington Street but said, “We will definitely know what’s going on [soon].”

The town would like to see a brewpub open inside the old firehouse Day said, “It’s a double-edged sword in my opinion.”

“It would be phenomenal for Snow Hill to have that, but it also takes away a great place to hold events,” he said. “It’s a great meeting hall and a great rental.

“Yes, a brewpub would be great for downtown Snow Hill – go for it. But, [the firehouse] also offers a lot of community opportunity,” Day added.

Day said an announcement about Community Behavioral Health moving to Snow Hill would likely occur soon.

“There’s a lot going on,” he said. “I’ve still got Green Street with empty [storefront] spaces and want to do something there.”

To contact Day, call 443-735-0957.