Meet: Sheri Montana – Owner
Opened: Dec. 1
Address: 140 W. Main Street
Hours: 1- 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday; Expanded hours starting shortly
Services: Unique gift store along with a small line of high-end second-hand items.
Please tell us about yourself, your family, and what brought you to Newcomerstown:
“I am originally from Detroit, Michigan, so I am a little bit city girl, and now a lot country girl, but I must have my city girl conveniences. I moved to Belmont County several years ago from Michigan, and lived in a rural area. I found myself having to travel many miles to find my Trader’s Joe fix; as well as Mackinaw fudge, Washington State honey, salon shampoos, and all the other products and food items I missed from Detroit. After making many visits to Amish County, I fell in love with the Tuscarawas County area, and I now reside in Newcomerstown with my son.”
Please tell us why you decided to open a new business on Main Street in Newcomerstown and what Yesterday’s News offers to your customers?
“As a relatively new resident to the village, I knew I wanted to open a shop (preferably on Main Street) offering the products I love and preferred myself. People want to have that one place with many choices. My inventory includes greeting cards, and unique items, as well as favorites that would enable our village residents to make one stop to Yesterday’s News, and have the perfect gift for that person on their gift giving list, or to spoil yourself. I have a degree in nutrition, and I am very much into natural products. I even carry ear coning supplies, and soon hope to offer this service to customers. There are different types of cones available depending on your specific need.
“In addition, Yesterday’s News has Trader’s Joe items, Salt Water Taffy and fudge from Michigan, loose teas, greeting cards, birthday gifts, salon shampoos, soaps, facial masks, essential oils, watches, music boxes, and purses. I also carry Ohio State items, ponchos, women’s self-defense items, Eddie Bauer for men, night lights, lavender pillows, home-made crocheted items such as afghans and scarves, plus pajamas and journals. Used items include very high-end clothing, movies, books, etc. The second-hand merchandise is rotated often, and there is always a great selection. I also have a collection of antique clocks, so those that love older cherished pieces will also find distinctive treasures at Yesterday’s News.”
What would you like to highlight for us?
“I had originally planned a coffee/sandwich shop too, along with the gift portion of the business. Due to Covid; I have put this part of my new business on hold for the current time. However, it is still in the works, and will happen sometime in 2021. Too, if there is any product that my customers would like to see in the store, I will be happy to make it a part of my inventory. I am thrilled to have opened Yesterday’s News, and hope everyone will stop in to see what we have available to the surrounding area.”
What would you like to see for the future of Main Street in Newcomerstown?
“I want to see others open businesses on Main Street, and be successful business owners. I think the village has so much to offer, and I am hearing revitalization of Main Street is in the beginning stages. I am looking forward to being a part of that movement”, and to meeting locals and visitors to Newcomerstown.”