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Chester First Club welcomes three new businesses

  • Salon Serenity Seated, Deb Franklin, mother of the owner; Kraiten Franklin, owner/stylist; Phyllis Ferguson, Kraiten's grandmother; and Mayor Tom Page. Standing, Chamber and community members, Gwendy Garner, Marge Sanders, Ron Woodworth, Chelsea Schroeder, Dan Colvis, Diane Hecht, Mary Sulser, Don Otten, Bruce Luthy, Jr., John Lane, Linda Sympson and Kris Koeneman.

    Salon Serenity Seated, Deb Franklin, mother of the owner; Kraiten Franklin, owner/stylist; Phyllis Ferguson, Kraiten's grandmother; and Mayor Tom Page. Standing, Chamber and community members, Gwendy Garner, Marge Sanders, Ron Woodworth, Chelsea Schroeder, Dan Colvis, Diane Hecht, Mary Sulser, Don Otten, Bruce Luthy, Jr., John Lane, Linda Sympson and Kris Koeneman.
    Jim Beers photo

  • Muddy River left to right, Don Otten, John Lane, Ron Woodworth, Bruce Luthy, Jr., Kris Koeneman, Jason King, Jennifer Hittmeier King, Deb Franklin, Gwendy Garner, Marge Sanders, Kraiten Franklin, Diane Hecht, Chelsea Schroeder, Mary Sulser, Linda Sympson and Mayor Tom Page.

    Muddy River left to right, Don Otten, John Lane, Ron Woodworth, Bruce Luthy, Jr., Kris Koeneman, Jason King, Jennifer Hittmeier King, Deb Franklin, Gwendy Garner, Marge Sanders, Kraiten Franklin, Diane Hecht, Chelsea Schroeder, Mary Sulser, Linda Sympson and Mayor Tom Page.
    Jim Beers photo

  • Golden Key Brokers are Dorcus Gruber, Florence Kane, Don Otten, Bonnie Ripperda, John Lane and Bruce Luthy, Sr. Pictured, left to right, Chelsea Schroeder, Diane Hecht, Kraiten Franklin, Bonnie Ripperda, Deb Franklin, Florence Kane, Mary Sulser, Don Otten, Bruce Luthy, Sr., Dorcus Gruber, John Lane, Ron Woodworth, Mayor Tom  Page, Marge Sanders, Linda Sympson, Bruce Luthy, Jr., Andrea Luthy, Gwendy Garner, Dan Colvis and Kris Koeneman.

    Golden Key Brokers are Dorcus Gruber, Florence Kane, Don Otten, Bonnie Ripperda, John Lane and Bruce Luthy, Sr. Pictured, left to right, Chelsea Schroeder, Diane Hecht, Kraiten Franklin, Bonnie Ripperda, Deb Franklin, Florence Kane, Mary Sulser, Don Otten, Bruce Luthy, Sr., Dorcus Gruber, John Lane, Ron Woodworth, Mayor Tom Page, Marge Sanders, Linda Sympson, Bruce Luthy, Jr., Andrea Luthy, Gwendy Garner, Dan Colvis and Kris Koeneman.
    Jim Beers photo

 
By Gwendy Garner
Contributing Writer
updated: 5/31/2018 6:46 PM

Three recently-opened business were officially welcomed into Chester May 17 by the Chester First Club.

Ribbon cuttings were held at Salon Serenity, 1206 Swanwick St., Muddy River Coffee Shop, 106 W. Stacey St. and Golden Key Reality, 1205 Swanwick St.

Chamber members came out in force for the event.

Salon Serenity Salon opened April 3 and features complete hair cutting, color and styling, nail care and facials. Hours of business are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are not encouraged. The phone number, in order to make appointments, is (618) 615-3161.

Muddy River Coffee Shop, opened Feb. 9. The owners are Jason and Jennifer Hittmeier King. In addition to all types of coffees and teas, Muddy River also serves all-organic smoothies and pastries from Schnickelfritz Bakery in Red Bud. Within a few days, Hittmeier King plans to add a variety of paninis to the menu.

Golden Key Reality, also with an office in Sparta, opened under the Golden Key name during April of this year and handles residential, commercial, agricultural and recreational properties.