Vac Shack Grand Opening Slated For Tuesday

Brian Nelson, owner of the Vac Shack, is inviting the public to visit his new facility on Tuesday for refreshments, specials and more. Nelson’s previous business, The Vac Shop, was burnt down due to a fire in January in Falconer. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

The Falconer Vac Shack is holding a special grand opening event on Tuesday to celebrate being back in business.

A new shack stands where the Falconer Vac Shop once sat before the second fire along Main Street in Falconer struck in January. Brian Nelson, business owner, has been anxious to get back to work, and is thrilled to have a place in which to do it. He said he would like to welcome the public to celebrate his reopening on Tuesday.

“I’ll open at 9 a.m.,” he said. “We’re going to have coffee and cookies and refreshments and whatever else we’ve decided to do. I’m talking with my suppliers, as far as giving away a couple of vacuums. The girls from Roots, who got burned out of my building, she’s giving me some gift certificates so we can give those away so we can get people over to her place.”

Roots Salon was also impacted by the fire, as it was located in the same building as the Vacuum Shop. The salon has since relocated to 97 Lister Ave.

Nelson said there will be special pricing for polywood furniture and possibly some vacuums as well.

“I’m going to try to do some deals through the week, but mostly on Tuesday,” he said. “I’m just inviting the community to see my new business.”

Nelson said he has been welcomed by the community.

“I’ve gotten very good reception from everybody because I got it cleaned up so quickly, and I was able to be back in business,” he said.

Nelson said the shop is actually larger than the store he was working in before.

“I remodeled my store for the Roots girls, so I went to the little store,” he said. “This store is actually a little bit bigger than the last store.”

Nelson said he was only out of business for about 60 days and is thrilled to be back to work. He said the shack will be his workplace throughout the summer, until the decisions regarding development are made.

Nelson said he is offering vacuum cleaner repair out of his garage, and sells polywood furniture, vacuums, bags and belts at the shack. He also provides copying services, keys and screen repairs.

The shack is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

“I want to thank the public for bearing with me after the fire,” he said. “I’ve been here 48 years, I’m hoping to be here another 10 or so, maybe longer.”

The shack is located at 15 W. Main St. in Falconer.