Dec. 15 marked the official grand opening of Bahoukas GreenJoy in Havre de Grace. The ribbon was cut by Havre de Grace City Councilman Joe Smith with assistance from Carolyn Sweet, Havre de Grace's manager of economic development.
Also at the ribbon cutting were fellow business owners Jolene Forrester (also known as JoRetro) and Jennie Tinker Horn (Flickerscents of Havre de Grace); Havre de Grace Main Street representative Tom Fitzpatrick; and local non-profit representative Cindi Beane (Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy). Among those at the opening were GreenJoy owner Barbara Wagner, her son, Sammy Porcelli, of West Chester, Pa., her sister, Connie Kennedy, of Harrisburg, Pa., and her niece, Kelly, of Hockessin, Del.
Bahoukas GreenJoy is at 467 Franklin St. in historic downtown Havre de Grace. It is a store with purpose, stocked with high end antique furniture, vintage finds and eco-friendly products for your everyday use. Bahoukas GreenJoy is also home to JoRetro, specializing in authentic mid-century modern accessories and furniture (including some really groovy vintage clothes).
The original Bahoukas store is Bahoukas Antique Mall & Beer MuZeum, 408 N. Union Ave. Bahoukas Antique Mall, owned by George Wagner, is a multi-dealer antique mall with more than 8,500 square feet packed full of collections for a nostalgic walk through the past. Their second floor features the "Beer MuZeum" – the area's largest collection of beer lights, bar signs, mirrors, glasses, steins, trays, tap handles and more. It's a sight to see and everything is for sale.