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Thursday, March 19, 2015 Free Press Page 9 5 II n Med cal Lake e ~t tt ~t d L- i- n e iI V I 5 t e r 5 L. r By AL STOVER Staff Reporter A person who walks into Fresh Design Gallery and Vin- tage Rental 116 N. Lefevre St,, where Greene Management used to be in Medical Lake, will smell flowers and candy, displayed inside of a glass from the Forever Creamery in Hillyard. Fresh Design Gallery, run by Holly Dalke and longtime Medical Lake resident Todd Hoffman, openea in January. The store features all kinds of vintage furniture, household items and decorations custom- ers can rent for weddings, par- ties and photography shoots. On the right side of the store are furniture and household items from different eras of his- tory. Hoffman explained that some of the furniture is from a combination of industrial metal and wood. "I weld the metal and she (Dalke) does the refurbishing of the wood," Hoffman said, One of the store's most popular rentals are the indus- trial carts. Photo by AI Stover Fresh Design Gallery and Vintage Rental features pieces of furniture and household items customers can rent for weddings, parties and photography shoots. "People can bring the carts said he plans to acquire some out to a field and place four military memorabilia to honor cushions on it for a picnic the history of Fairchild Air or a wedding," Dalke said. Force Base and Medical Lake "They can use it for all kinds Veterans Cemetery Toward of things." the back are car and beer signs Among the furniture are and classic toy cars. Hoffman two tables from an old school said he hopes to bring in more building on Espanola Road. vintage hot rod parts. Hoffman said he and Dalke are Dalke and Hoffman will trying to honor some of the his- also travel to help set up par- tory of Medical Lake. Hoffman ties and photography shoots anywhere in Washington andFrance. I also have an 8-year- Idaho She also makes floral old son who loves this stuff." arrangements. Dalke moved to the North- In addition to the vintagewest in 1993 and to Spokane items, customers can rent the in 2001 and opened Shabby garage area for parties. There Stems Furnishings. She later is also a bridal suite, which met Hoffman and the two pur- Dalke uses for bridal consul- chased the building at the end tation, of November. While Hoffman is from Dalke and Hoffman plan Medical Lake, Dalke moved to to add more shelves and open Washington from Connecticut. more space. They also have two Her love of vintage items was more buildings full of vintage influenced from her father, items who owns Joseph Standard "The response from the Antiques in Norfolk, Conn.community has been great, par- "He has much more stuff ticularly for the rental rooms," than I do back in Connecticut," Dalke said. Dalke said. "He has all kinds Al Stover can be reached at of items from California and al@cheneyfreepress.com. STA tax measure open house March 24 The public is invited to anProposition 1 proposes to open house Tuesday, March 24, increase local sales tax by three- to learn more about Spokanetenths of I percent. If approved, Transit Authority's Proposi- the funds would be used to tion 1 to appear on the April maintain existing service levels 28 ballot. The open house takes along with enhancements such place at Spokane international as construction of a West Plains Airport's Irv Reed Center, just transit center near the Interstate west of the Ramada Inn off Mac- 90/Medical Lake interchange Farlane Road, from 4 - 6 p.m. 272. INVESTMENTS LANDSCAPING WEST AUTO HOME BUSINESS * FARM CNGtR,~., Tom Benzel 12924 W. Sunset Highway; Suite 5 P.O. Box 1480 Airway Heights, WA 990()1 West Plains l