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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Twas 22 days before Christmas



'Twas 22 days before Christmas

and all through the town

gifters with no unique gifts 

were starting to frown.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

But the thought of going to the mall made us want to pull out our hair.


Some local entrepreneurs were all snug in their shops.

With visions of hosting a Central Ave. Holiday Shop Hop.


So throw off that kerchief, and lose your sleeping cap.

It's time to tackle your gift list, not watch Netflix and take a nap.



Out on the avenue expect drinks, treats, deals and lots of clatter.

(If only they were also serving bowls of pumpkin bread batter.)


Away to 953 Central Avenue fly like a flash,

Throw open your wallet and shop at Ashe (Couture)


The moon on the newly opend Strands of Sunshine 

Gives luster to handmade jewerly that is so very fine.

8 Sixth Street N is its new location.

Gifts there command a standing ovation.


At 531 Central what to your wandering eyes should appear?

ZaZood has everything from sea life decor to vintage glasses for beer.


At 1106 Central there's a sleigh with a driver who's lively and quick 

He's filling up with Milagros soaps that will have cameras going click, click, click.


More rapid than eagles to 1104 Central  they will come.

It's called Plain Jane but this store is far from ho-hum.


On mothers on sisters, on Grannies and Grams, on good friends and daughters, and anyone who wants a free drink that's not just water.


To the 500 through 1100 blocks of Central Ave, to the top of the wall.

From 5 to 8 p.m., dash away, dash away, dash away all.


[Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2015 1:49pm]


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