Sweet Myrtle on the move down the street

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

Sweet Myrtle Fine Gifts and Interiors is moving to a new storefront.

Owner Susan Horst chose to relocate to 11 E. Baltimore St. for the additional space. It is just down the street from her current site at 35 E. Baltimore St.

"It's beautiful, and we can use the extra space," she said. "It is also closer to Center Square."

Horst features gifts, home decor, books and baby items.

"It's an eclectic mix. People seem to be able to find a gift for most occasions."

The new front will carry more of the current inventory, and expanded baby and youth lines. Horst said business had grown since she opened five years ago, and customers gave great feedback on the products she offered.

In the building formerly occupied by Willowtree Gifts, Sweet Myrtle will occupy all of the rooms except the back porch. One room will be used by Carol Corwell-Martin for her business, CCM Learning. She was a life coach, Horst said.

The exterior of the store will change. Horst, in addition to painting the interior, chose French blue for the outside. She will move her stock the week of Feb. 25, and reopen Friday, March 1 with a spring open house.

"Everything will miraculously be in place," she said with a smile.