Sewing on with new owner

Carol Van Ommen has moved from restaurants to sewing.

Carol Van Ommen has moved from restaurants to sewing.

After selling the popular Jane’s Place restaurant in Piccadilly Mall last year, Van Ommen decided she wasn’t ready to retire.

An avid participant in classes at The Sewing Basket, owned for 31 years by Jan Rolin, Van Ommen heard their might be an opportunity to buy the business and decided to jump in. Rolin will continue to do classes at the store, but changes are planned including the addition of scrapbooking and summer kids sewing classes. Van Ommen is also scouting for a new expanded location.

A full list of classes is now available, so clients can drop in to pick up the schedule. The store can also be reached at 250-832-3937.