A bittersweet good-bye

Editor of the Reformer:

On Aug. 1, the torch that is Harmonyville Store will be handed over to new proprietors. A lovely couple and their daughter will open the doors on Aug. 2 and make it their own.

We have been so lucky, to have been able to take advantage of the opportunity that arose back in the Spring of 2009, when the store came up for sale just as we were ready to make a change in our careers. From the beginning we've put our hearts and souls into it, always trying to improve along the way.

The campers across the street allowed us to be a success that first summer. Leaf peepers were also good to us in the fall, and that winter the skiers kept us busy, too. But our locals, our regular, everyday customers (words that don't really communicate how we feel about some of them, closer to friends or even family) really are who made us as successful as we were. And of course, we couldn't have done it without the cast of wonderful employees we were fortunate enough to work with, most of whom are actually family, the rest feel like family.


On July 29, our last operating day, we will say goodbye to our life as we have come to know it. The time has come to hopefully start a family. There is so much that we will miss, so many people we've seen almost every day for seven years. We hope we'll bump into each other here and there. We are so grateful for your business, your kindness, your loyalty over the years. Thank you so much!

Dani and Jamie Nystrom, Harmonyville Store, July 7