WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – As the Wichita Falls economy continues to grow two new businesses opened their doors Saturday.
One of the new businesses, The Den, is the new toy store in town. It’s something owners Elise and Larry Fox have wanted to do for some time.
“It’s been a dream for a while,” Elise Fox said. “We are both educators, so we know how important play is to kids. This gives them the opportunity to come in and play and see toys.”
Clink is the next step for Brenna Pohlod from her first business, Clinkers. She will still sell the painted glasses but now also has dessert for adults.
“We have different flavors of wine ice cream, sorbets, wine sherbet,” Pohlad said. “Everything is wine or beer infused. All of our ice creams, except for two of them and except for three of our sorbets are half alcohol. They are made with half wine or half beer. We have wine and beer candy.”
There have been a lot of new businesses opening lately. Both of these know they have competition but said believe they have what it takes to stand out.
“We noticed the town was in need of toys that were unique that you couldn’t find anywhere else, like Target or Walmart. Everything here you have is something you are not going to be able to find there,” Fox said.
“We are a little bit different,” Pohlod said. “Everything we have is made in house, except for the actual wine and beer. We are full on desserts. We do offer regular wine and beer. We have mimosas. We also have cotton candy champagne and boba champagne but our signature pieces are going to be our ice creams, our snowballs, and our candies.”
After all of the hard work getting the businesses ready they are happy to finally be open.
“Very, we are very excited,” Fox said.
“I’m really excited. I’m really really excited. It’s been a long time. A lot of hard work, sweat and tears. I am ready to get this going and see what happens from here,” Pohlod said.
Two new, very different local businesses, adding to the already growing Wichita Falls business scene.
Clink is located at 3115 Kemp Ave. and The Den is located at 2002 9th St.