Hess is transforming this unique little building into his own thing. He said he was told over and over again to not lose the charm of his Oil City business.
"Hello, have we met?" could easily be his response.
Hess has a style that follows him as he walks down the road and it will be in his new shop that already looks like his old shop, but maybe on steroids. He will open Saturday and though it will always be a work in progress for Hess, it will have much of the same fare his old location had plus.
He was excited that he was able to display new items he just didn't have room for in his old place, plus he has a bathroom/changing room, something he couldn't offer in the past.
Hess will be opening during Franklin's "Shop small Saturday, a reminder that Black Friday's big national push can be thought about in different ways with local treasures that are unique and brought to you from your neighbors.
The Franklin Retail Association works with local shops to offer great bargains to the residents who support local businesses.
They also have planned "Old fashioned Christmas Retail Walk for the Adults on Dec. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed the next day with more family friendly the next day on Dec. 5.
Learn more by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/Franklin-Retail-Association-225786490941544