Display House owner making some changes
More than the monthly holiday display is changing at Spokane Valley’s go-to Halloween costume and seasonal supply and decorations store.
The Display House is now under new management after the semi-retirement of longtime owner John Jones, who recently handed over daily responsibilities to his son Nick.
“He’s really been working here since he was 6,” said the elder Jones. “He would answer phones and give directions and store hours.”
Now the younger Jones, a 2001 Ferris High School grad and graduate of the University of Washington, has additional duties for operating the 20,000 square feet of retail and storage space that keeps on hand year-round holiday décor, theater makeup and accessories, and party and event supplies.
But that’s not all that is changing. With retirement looming awhile back, John Jones says he got a burst of creative energy to evaluate and improve business and customer service. And he’s sticking around to see some of the modifications through.
Shoppers will begin to see a few updates, including large and well-lit exterior signs and interior big screen TVs with “how-to” tips for the season on hand. Plus, The Display House is putting greater emphasis on being a full-service operation for event and party decorating.
“We want to help people from start to finish,” said Nick Jones, from creating a party theme to staging and set up. Longtime area visual designer and special events decorator Michael Bagley was recently hired to work with customers in event planning and décor.
The Display House recently signed a deal with Christmas Lights Etc. to carry its special LED light products, which owners say will greatly add to product possibilities.
The Display House is an outgrowth of Spokane Flower Growers. Jones became the sole owner of The Display House in 1983 and in 2001 moved the business to its current Sprague Avenue location.