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2017-06-15 / Business

Mother-daughter duo start business together in Lancaster

Deb Ervolina and her daughter, Kelly Depczynski, have always been artistically inclined, with Ervolina teaching decorative painting for 26 years at an adult education program in Lancaster, and her daughter following in her creative footsteps.

The two have worked together to open From the Attic, a gift boutique and yarn shop at 39 Central Ave. in the Village of Lancaster.

The business officially opened June 3 and offers knitting supplies as well as repurposed items that Depczynski creates.

“With the gift shop, she can be creative and do her signs, a lot of Buffalo signs that she stenciled herself. She also creates and has copyrights on the signs that she’s done,” said Ervolina.

From art instructor to craft show veteran, Ervolina has always been part of the crafting world, and after learning to knit, she realized how few shops there were in Lancaster that offered knitting supplies.

“The next closest ones are in Hamburg and Snyder. I wanted to give people in this community the opportunity to do some knitting and shop for yarn,” said Ervolina.

In addition to retail, From the Attic will also offer knitting classes from beginner to advanced, as well as a social knitting group on Thursday nights.

“I’m promoting that now, trying to get some people interested in classes,” added Ervolina.

The two look forward to seeing more businesses enter the area and hopefully bring more life to the village.

“We’d like to see new things opening up and flourishing, and really I think just have somewhere for the community to go; they’re always going to the mall,” said Ervolina.

To learn more about the business or see when classes are, visit www.fromtheattic716.com, email fromtheattic716@gmail.com or call 395-3297.

From the Attic is also on Facebook.

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