Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Business Beat: Haute Goat heads west to White Oak; downtown antique mall

By Ken Hedler
Oct. 2, 2016 at 3 a.m.

Seeking more production space and walk-in coolers, Haute Goat Creamery has moved from 415 N. High St. in Longview to 1908 E. U.S. 80 in White Oak.

Seeking more production space and walk-in coolers, Haute Goat Creamery has moved from 415 N. High St. in Longview to 1908 E. U.S. 80 in White Oak.

The new location has 3,900 square feet, up from 650 square feet in Longview, owner Laura Vanderbilt said.

"It was very hard to move, as I was deeply attached to my first building and very grateful to my landlord," she said in a statement.

Haute Goat Creamery began production of its artisan goat cheeses at the High Street location in March 2011 and established a customer base at the Historic Longview Farmers Market. Its products also are available at retailers in the Longview area and across the state.

Vanderbilt said she hoped the retail space at her new location would be completed by mid-October.

Haute Goat produces and sells several flavored goat cheeses, yogurt and aged cheeses such as havarti, gruyere, blue, feta and bloomy rind. The cheeses have different aging requirements and do not always sell at the same time.

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Antique mall opens

John and Rebecca Stone have opened Methvin St. Antique Mall at 504 E. Methvin St., next to the house where John has lived for 20 years. The building formerly housed Ramey-Harrison Appliance Center, which closed in August after nearly 12 years at the location.

John Stone said the mall area of 4,200 square has room to rent space for 30 vendors, "maybe more," adding he had five dealers signed up as of Thursday morning.

"They sell all kinds of antiques, from gas and oil (industry) memorabilia, furniture, glassware, a complete variety for everyone," Stone said. "We are really trying to get quality dealers and quality merchandise."

Stone pointed to some of his own memorabilia, including Tonka Truck and Lionel Train toy sets. He displays gas pumps dating from the 1920s in the store.

A Longview native, Stone said he became interested in antiques when he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Loring AFB, Maine, about 25 years ago. Before opening the mall, he was pastor for five years next door at the Full Focus Gospel Church.

The Stones opened the mall Saturday and plan a grand opening by Nov. 1. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For information, call (903) 806-2411.

Mental health venture

Wellness Pointe has formed a new joint venture with Community Healthcore to offer family health services for patients with mental health, mental illness, addiction or intellectual disability.

Wellness Pointe CEO Chad Jones said the new clinic sprang from a combination of community need and past success of joint efforts by the two organizations."High-quality, affordable health care is a continual need of the mental health patients of our community," he said. "Along with Community Healthcore, Wellness Pointe is poised to ease that burden."

The new clinic at 1300 N. Sixth St., Suite A, is within the Community Healthcore campus in central Longview and will accept direct referrals. Wellness Pointe providers will offer multi-specialty health services at the clinic.

The federally qualified health center provides psychiatric services in the Central Longview location as well as at its south Longview and U.S. 80 locations.

Wellness Pointe operates four clinics in Longview, one in Gilmer and one in Kilgore.

Therapist moves

Massage therapist Stacy Anderson has moved from Pampered Touch Spa at 103 Ruthlynn Drive to 2220 H.G. Mosley Parkway, Suite 102.

Anderson, a massage therapist for 3 1/2 years, said she will join massage therapists Melinda Mayfield, Yolanda Barron and Jayne Faulkner, and will accept new clients.

"We all do our own scheduling," Anderson said.Formerly a stay-at-home mom, Anderson said she enjoys giving people "an alternative to surgery and medication and allow your body to heal."

She graduated from the Stone School of Massage in Tyler.

Business hours are by appointment on weekdays and limited hours Saturdays. For information, call (903) 235-4109.

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