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Belle Mercantile holds official ribbon cutting

New shop on the block

PHOTOS PROVIDED Belle Mercantile, located at 135 S. Spring St., in Bellefonte recently held its ribbon-cutting. The shop features a variety of products from candles to food and everything in between.

BELLEFONTE — There’s a new kid on the block.

Bellefonte’s Belle Mercantile recently opened its doors at 135 S. Spring St. in downtown Bellefonte. Owners Andrea Skirpan and Brian Bonner have lived in Bellefonte for more than 20 years.

On its website, Belle Mercantile is described as a “craft fair meets farmers market.”

Belle Mercantile opened its doors on Sept. 4, 2020. However, due to COVID-19, its grand opening celebration was delayed until last weekend.

The community ribbon-cuting event featured many dignitaries, including Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins, Bellefonte Mayor Tom Wilson and the do-wop group, Rama Lama.

The business was formerly a mattress shop, so an overhaul of the interior was needed. It operates out of two rooms and covers 7,500 square feet. There are a total of 50 vendors.

One can find a variety of locally-sourced wares inside Belle Mercantile.

From candles to specialty jams and jellies, there is something for everyone. Those shopping for Mother’s Day weekend will be able to find a plethora of fresh flowers at the store.

Belle Mercantile is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit bellemercantile.com.

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