Jophiel is downsizing, which will make room for La Dolce Vita to move in next door at Covington Plaza.
La Dolce Vita is moving from Roanoke in September when its store space becomes ready. It plans on moving at the end of July. I’ve reached out to owner Laura Wilson for more details. She says on Facebook that she won’t serve lunch in Fort Wayne but will continue to hold cooking classes and host special events.
Her Facebook postings have been filled with photos of “miles of Madeleines” and tarte Tatin of tomatoes, pine nuts and two cheeses.
Yes, that truly is the sweet life. The 1,875-square-foot restaurant at 165 S. Main St., Roanoke, is for sale through the Regan-Ferguson Group. The price is $299,999 firm with the three-way liquor license for sale at an additional cost.
Well, too much of that good food and we might need to shop for bigger clothes at Jophiel. The soon-to-be 25-year-old designer fashion store provides personal styling and had a big 40%-off sale to get ready for its squeeze.
The clothier is happy with its situation.
“This actually reflects positive trends that are happening in the retail world, so we are confident that this change is a good thing!” it reports on its blog.
Getting a read on the neighborhood
Elderberry Tree House Shoppe has moved from Lima Road and is bringing its good energy to 1833 N. Wells St.
The bookstore for spiritual healing has Reiki sessions, essential oils and more to give your mind and body a lift.
Summer means the arrival of the Peach Truck Tour. The Georgia-based Peach Truck heads to several states, including Indiana and Ohio, to sell 25-pound (1/2 bushel) boxes of peaches for $42. They also have pecans available by the 10-ounce bag for $10. They only accept credit and debit cards. It sounds like the crop was good, because they have no limits on the amount you purchase.
The tour will be at Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware‘s 515 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, store 8-10 a.m. July 9, then at the 5221 S. Calhoun St. location 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and finishing at 10301 Illinois Road 2-4 p.m. It plans to return July 30 at the same times and locations.
Get there early because the line can get long, but the situation is pretty organized.
For more information, see https://thepeachtruck.com/pages/faq#Tour.
Lisa Esquivel Long is a veteran Fort Wayne journalist and Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly editor. To submit items, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-426-2640. ext. 3311.