Patty Bowers of New Milford will hold a grand opening for her new business, The Gift Shop of New Milford, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The shop at 60 Park Lane Road will sell a variety of gift products that support local artisans.

The owner said products by 25 to 30 local artisans are included in the shop, as well as those made or designed in the U.S.

The store will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the shop at 860-350-6146.

Be on the lookout for a story about the business in a future edition of The Spectrum.

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