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Thousands of items shine in silver shop’s opening sale

If silver items catch your eye, you’ll go cross-eyed or bug-eyed in Super Silver Coeur d’Alene. This new store at 116 N. Fourth St. (across from the Canton Restaurant) offers more than 35,000 sterling silver items.

The 900-square-foot shop displays an amazing variety of rings (10,000 of them), chains, earrings, toe rings, pendants, anklets, necklaces, bracelets, pins and more in showcases and on boards. It’s done in a way so you can look at items individually and comparatively. And the owners emphasize that it’s all affordable.

Owners Kristy Chappelear and Stephanie O’Brien (they’re sisters-in-law) opened the store last Saturday in the space that formerly was Gilmore Galleries. They came from Hollister, Calif., with a relative’s work transfer.

With a grand-opening sale of 60 percent off a first purchase, hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. They also offer gift certificates.

Turkey Hill Antiques to open

A variety of antiques including cowboy collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture and costumes are featured at Turkey Hill Antiques & More. The store will open Saturday at 306 N. Spokane St. in Post Falls.

Formerly occupied by an insurance company, the 3,000-square-foot building’s family business comprises seven dealers and the inventory of owners Phyllis Anderson, Jack Hoover, Debbie Huck, Jackie Pannell and Bobbi Brush. The group came from Orange County, Calif., to join relatives in North Idaho in 2004.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 Sundays. Call (208) 773-3800.

Northwest Pony Express expands

Nearly doubling in size and moving to a more visible location, Northwest Pony Express is now at 402 W. Canfield Ave. (in the southwest corner of the intersection with Highway 95). The 3,000-square-foot space formerly housed Orvis Northwest Outfitters, which moved to the Riverstone complex.

The trading post offers antique and modern firearms, cutlery, archery, Western art, Americana collectibles and memorabilia, leather goods and guitars, mandolins and banjos. The nine employees buy, sell, trade, appraise, consign and service these items.

Owners Joe and Ruth Ellithorpe came to North Idaho in 1992 after exploring the West for the ideal place for their family. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 5 Saturdays. Call (208) 762-0740. Visit

This week’s tidbits

•Watch for news of two new restaurants – maybe next week.

•Paddy’s sports tavern at 601 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene, will reopen in a few weeks after renovation. New family owners are Chris Carper, his sister Melisa and father Pat. The nonsmoking tavern features pool, darts and sport TVs.

•Crystal Clear Pool & Spa will close its retail operation at 6235 N. Sunshine St., Coeur d’Alene, Oct. 31. The closeout sale includes hot tubs, accessories, Sophia lamps and fragrances. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 to 2 Saturdays. Call (208) 765-7665.

•An autumn job fair with at least 12 employers will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Department of Labor (formerly Job Service), 1221 W. Ironwood Drive.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or

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