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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page HBRALDZEITUNG Sunday November La Maison opens doors in Grassmarket BY Jo LEC FERGUSON Staff Writer Connie Jurica smiled from where she sat on an inviting light green couch A beautiful glasstop table sat in front of the couch along with two comfortablelooking wooden chairs covered by an attractive yellow fabric A fluffy bed in a nearby corner promised a heavenly sleep It looked like home which is exactly what Jurica wanted for her new business La Maison in the Grassmarket behind Huisache Grill on West San Antonio Street in downtown New Braunfels The store is open from 11 to 7 Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and 11 to 9 Thursday Friday and Saturday It also is open on Sunday after noons Jurica has long been a New Braunfels business owner She moved to the city from Houston in 1981 and opened Accents on Seguin Avenue in 1989 The store offers home accessories furniture and gifts She then opened The Gables in Gruene in 1996 and her newest store La Maison opened Nov 6 Its something I have always Jurica said Accents at first sold just home K JESSIE Connie Jurica smiles as she sits inside her newly opened shop La Maison in Grassmarket behind the Huisache Grill accessories and gradually includ ed furniture The accessories in a home are what give it a personal touch she said Thats what makes it look like Jurica said La Maison sells the same types of items as her other stores home furnishings gifts and home accessories Jurica said But each one has a completely different she said Items found in Accents are traditional Jurica said while The Gables has a more rustic Hill Country La Maison has a country French or country European look Jurica said Its just a relaxed comfortable she said The stores might be different but Jurica and her staff arrange each one with the same goal in mind I think what we do is we put things together in the store the way you would in your Jurica said Its inviting and homey People want their homes to look like In addition to furniture and home accessories La Maison sells Christopher Radko col lectible handblown Christmas ornaments Aromatique home fra grances Swarovski crystal Christmas ornaments linens and French soaps and lotions The store offers complimentary giftwrapping a layaway program and a bridal and bridal and gift registry Jurica and her staff which includes La Maison manager Susan Sonier also provide design consultation services They design custommade furniture which they have built locally We give really extra special personal attention personal ser Jurica said She said she believed that was the secret behind her business success While the stores attract some of same type customers Jurica said the clientele at each store was different Jurica and Don and Lynn Fortes owners of the Huisache Grill and Grassmarket said they believed they all could benefit from the opportunity the Grassmarket provides Jurica said I think its going to be a mutually good thing for all of us in this Don Forres said Juricas store would attract some people who have never been to the Huisache Grill It is natural that those peo ple will end up trying the grill he said The Huisache has to customers a Forres said Its just the mix of our cus tomers and the customers shes going for are perfect All are potential customers for her La Maison is in one of several buildings behind the Huisache Grill that the Forreses have reno vated Princess Be another rela tively new business is in a build ing directly across from La Maison The home in which La Maison is located is a Greek Revival house built in the 1860s Forres said The people who owned the house before the Forreses began renovating it and the Forreses finished it It really is Forres said Were excited about Forres said he and his wife wanted the Grassmarket to be a kind of destination shopping cen ter only in historic buildings The Forreses are trying to cre ate a synergy between the busi nesses in the Grassmarket which includes the Huisache Grill They all attract a different kind of cus tomer he said The Huisache is just a little different from other restaurants as far as style and Forres said Connies shop and Princess Be are in that category Its just unique and its different from Gruene in that way Its not really tourists You have to find it And when they find it its amazing that something would be com pletely tucked away like that right in the middle of downtown or New Braunfels That makes it even more 9A Week planned for Blue Coats Chair of The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc Dennis Heitkamp and cham ber Blue Coats will assist with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new drivethru location for First State Bank The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Thursday 217 E Mill St New Braunfels Mattress will host a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of its new building and location at 345 S Business 35 The Blue Coats also will attend a ribbon cutting cere mony for Mobile4 U at 1 Saturday Courtyard Shopping at 149 ffl 35 West Rap Council meets Wednesday The RAP Council Retirees Are Progressive will meet at 9 in Honors Hall on Wednesday Greg Branch area at 20475 Hwy 46 West Suite 350 Every aspect of PEC customer assistance will be available at the new location which will be open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday Wood completes advocate training Timi Wood recently completed more than 50 hours of advocate training As a direct service vol unteer for the Comal County Womens Center she will serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence GVEC appoints Daniel to board The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative directors appointed Virginia Daniel to the board to fill the District 1 seat Comfort Suites Hats for Heads The Comfort Suites hotel of New Braunfels is participating in the Hats for Heads charity drive The hotel is collecting new and good condition hats and mittens for needy families as winter weather approaches Stop by the Comfort Suites at 1489 ffl35 with donations and help yourself to free coffee and hot cocoa Iiiff nmmTm SOCGOT Snowman i I I Furnishing Homes for 62 Years Coupon good Nov 814 only While quantities last Photo Submitted 2000 Wurstfest Grosse Opa Tom Purdum and President David Lamon are shown with Dennis Heitkamp Chair of The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc Malatek of the Texas Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels Department of Transportation will brief the group on the progress of the IH 35 project and will conduct a question and answer session after his presenta tion PEC opens new office One of Pedernales Electric Cooperatives newest offices will open Thursday in the hosted more than 500 Chamber members at the November Chamber mixer MADISON D LOOT Announces the opening of his practice at 1282 E Common St New Braunfels TX Family Practice Including Obstetrics Call for appointment 1 FULL PURE SILVER 999 EIGHT MOTIVES TO CHOOSE WHILE SUPPUJSS LAST irtier during Lacks Home for the Holidays SALE Exqufcito 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