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Around the Square
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 17, 2013

And around and around we go.


In a spin.

Oh, what a spin we’re in.

Musical buildings.

And businesses.

The Thing Is moves to the square in June.

Where Cocoa Luna used to be.

The Thing Is is Mason’s premier boutique, currently located in the Off the Square building just north of the square on Highway 87.

Where Off the Square Hair Company operates.

Across from Country Collectibles.

And Mason Resale Barn.

And back to the square…

The Mason County Appraisal District moves from the north side of the square to the west side.

AKA the Tax Office, it will occupy Commercial Bank’s former temporary quarters.

And in its place, and space, returns the administration offices for Mason I.S.D.

Who happens to be the rightful owner and former occupant.

Over on the east side, a mall will fill the space which The Petal Patch

just vacated.

Jennifer Hitzfelder, former owner of Lilacs N’ Calico, will be at the helm.

Welcome back.

Jennifer is practically “Miss Mason Square” herself.

Besides being a long-time business owner and retailer on the square, she started the Annual Starving Artists Show on the square.

The good news for any town is new business.

What goes around comes around.

Spend a dollar here and it gets passed around seven times before it leaves town.

So the saying goes.

K5 Services service the oil industry.

They do business out of the old Chevrolet dealership building south of the square.

Northside Café reinvented itself.

Now a deli and, on weekends, a place for steaks.

As the name says, it’s on the north side of town, north of the square.

Lots of businesses have been around forever.

And never get mentioned.

And they won’t now either.

I’m outta time.

Mason County News has deadlines.

And mine’s here.

Maybe next time.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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