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South Mall tenant moves to Village West mall – The Morning Call

A family business offering restored furniture, local artisan products and do-it-yourself home decor workshops is moving to Lehigh County.

Uniquely Lopez Co., co-owned by husband and wife Juan and Dawn Lopez, will move in the coming weeks from its one-year location at the South Mall on Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township to the Village West Mall in Tilghman Street and North Cedar Crest Boulevard in South Whitehall Township.

The business is expected to close its South Mall location in mid-June and reopen at its new location in Village West on July 1, Dawn said.

The Lopezes are moving their operation, also known as Uniquely Lo. Co., mainly for more space.

“That way I’m able to bring in more machines so I can help my artists and so I can help the community more,” Dawn said. “The space also allows for more activities.”

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Lo only. Co., offering restored chairs, dressers, tables and other furniture, opened in April 2021 in the former Getrude Hawk Chocolates space in the South Mall before expanding in July to a second storefront in the center commercial, with a gallery of finished pieces and space for do-it-yourself classes, across the hall.

Late last year, the Lopezes closed the company’s original mall, which they used primarily as workspace, and continued to operate the larger storefront.

The couple run the business with their children, Nathaniel and Izabella. Together, the family restores furniture that customers bring to them as well as pieces they obtain themselves through estate sales, thrift stores, and more.

“The business actually started in 2019 thanks to my son, who goes to LCTI for carpentry,” Juan said. “His only mission was to do something with a relative. So we took a pallet apart, cleaned it, and put hooks on it to make a coffee cup holder. We finally started finding furniture and got even more creative.

Lo only. Co. offers custom painted and etched pieces, as well as handmade items such as decoupage, macrame, and stained glass creations, from nearly a dozen shippers.

Customers can also purchase a full line of Dixie Bell Paint Company paint and participate in DIY classes such as basic macrame, dreamcatchers, leatherwork, wreath making and family signs.

Starting June 15, the company will be accepting new artists and consignments. Info: 610-333-2075; https://uniquelyloco.com/#.