Christine Walters

Rod and Paula Anderson opened a third Delta Mattress and Sofa Outlet Store at 964 Third St. in Crescent City on Monday. Their first Delta store was opened in Eureka in February 2000 and later they expanded to Ukiah.

The discount furniture store carries recliners, futons, bunk beds, daybeds, coffee tables and dressers, in addition to mattresses and sofas.

andquot;Our stores have a warehouse feel,andquot; Rod said. andquot;We stack the sofas and dressers, so we don't do foo-foo stuff. That way we try to bring the best price for the customer.andquot;

The Delta Mattress and Sofa Outlet Store is located in the old Daly building, which had been vacant for more than two years since Roxco Furniture relocated from there to 1180 Northcrest in June 2005.

For further information, call 464-5000.

Hearing center opens

Audiologist David Gager and his wife Sue opened Redwood Coast Hearing Center, Inc. at 785 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 14 in August. The office, located across the street from Sutter Coast Hospital, is equipped with the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment available for audiological evaluations.

andquot;We recommend and fit the latest digital hearing aids that are custom programmed for each individual's hearing needs,andquot; Gager said. andquot;Our professional staff is available for cleaning, trouble shooting and repair of all types and makes of hearing aids. In addition, we offer industrial and school hearing screening conservation programs.andquot;

Gager and his office manager, Karolin Pieren, were formerly associated with Pacific Coast Hearing Center in Brookings.

andquot;I decided it was time to go out on my own,andquot; Gager said. andquot;I felt I could service Crescent City residents better if I were in Crescent City.andquot;

The public is invited to a grand opening for the hearing center to be held on Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m. For further information, call 464-7121.

Rock shop moves

Stone Art Studio moved in September to the 101 Mall at 425 L Street, just behind Denny's Restaurant.

andquot;We have almost double the space here,andquot; said owner Debra Herman. andquot;So we've expanded our inventory for beads, jewelry and rocks. We got a dinosaur jawbone, a big new selection of turquoise beads and a lot of new amethysts. We also doubled our tie-dye shirts and added a bunch of agate wind chimes.andquot;

Stone Art Studio was formerly located at 122 U.S. Hwy. 101 N. and has been in business in Crescent City for three years. Herman also sells inventory on eBay and her own website, She has been in business a total of five years.

andquot;We expanded our gemstone bead selection to include coral, tourmaline, jaspers, jades, agates and moonstone,andquot; Herman said. andquot;People really like the agates.andquot;

In addition to beads, jewelry and rocks, Stone Art Studio carries rock tumblers, amethyst crystal clocks and all the related findings for making jewelry, including earwires, silk threads and bead caps.

For further information, call 218-5415.

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