By Sydney DeLosh
Mason Times staff writer
As Mason prepares to welcome new antique and specialty store Ballyhoo on May 1, fellow downtown business owners voice their support for the store owned by long-time resident Amy Bowden.
Bowden, who has been a resident for 27 years, became interested in antiques and primitive furniture while remodeling her historical home in rural Mason. For a short time, Bowden had a booth in Mason’s antique district and recently decided to open her own store downtown.
“I always thought it would be fun,” said Bowden. “We have a horse farm and have always been rural people and have always worked on our property. I thought it would be fun to be part of the in-town people and get to know the in town stuff.”
After hearing the name Ballyhoo and searching for its meaning on Wikipedia, Bowden thought it was a clever name, especially considering where the country stands economically. Continue reading