Kimman’s closed the doors of its North Beaver Street storefront this past weekend. And this Friday, the storefront’s new occupants are going to help the York community make pour decisions.
In a Facebook post, a new business named Kaletta’s announced that it would be taking over the established York boutique’s space.
“Renovations beginning February 26,” the Feb. 22 post reads. “Industrial plus urban plus classy equals Kaletta’s! Stay tuned for our first event!”
Though the business is not officially opening until later this spring, Kaletta’s will be among the stops participating in the wine trail held in conjunction with Downtown Inc’s First Friday event.
“It’s a great event that brings people out when it’s a little colder for wine and shopping,” said Andrew Staub, marketing and communications manager for Downtown Inc.
In addition to Kaletta’s, the trail includes The Watchmaker’s Daughter, Elizabeth & West Fashion House, Indigo Bleu, Revolt Style Studio, Sky Optics Sunglasses, Foster’s Flower Shop, and Sweet Melissa’s Dream. The wine trail will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Efforts to reach Kaletta’s were not immediately successful, but according to the business’ Facebook page, the event offers an opportunity to meet the new owners and sales specialists.
Kimman’s is relocating to Fredericksburg, Va. after more than 10 years at the 57 N. Beaver St. location. The previous staff for the boutique is expected to stay on at Kaletta’s.
The March 2 event will also kick off the inaugural celebration of culture and community with First Friday Latino, which will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at the York College Center for Community Engagement on 59 E. Market St. Each month following, the location will rotate to a different venue throughout the city. The inaugural event will feature salsa lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. A DJ and band will be on hand from 8 to 10 p.m.
“York has a growing Latino community, and it’s time for us to engage in Downtown York and vice versa,” Lou Rivera, founder and organizer of First Friday Latino, said in a statement. “First Friday brings out passionate Yorkers, and our Latino community is full of passionate people who care about our city and culture. It was only natural that we tie the two together.”
First Friday Latino offers a guided tour for the tastebuds courtesy of tastings hosted by HOLLA Spirits. Tutoni’s will serve up a signature cocktail.
Rivera also noted that the event will provide an opportunity f to highlight achievements and work important to York’s Latino community. In conjunction with Women’s History Month, First Friday Latino will pay tribute to Angie Garrison, Linda Diaz and Delma Rivera for their efforts to bring relief aid to Puerto Rico following the Hurricane Maria.
“Downtown York is a place for everyone, and the introduction of First Friday Latino to our signature First Friday celebrations will further connect Downtown York and the people who make the city a vibrant place to live, work and play,” Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc., said in a statement.