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New Businesses Open in Anvik Building


December 27, 2017 | View PDF

The Shoppes at Peifer's General Store offers an assortment of unique and custom gifts and decor.

The Anvik Building has been through some changes in the last year. Located at the corner of Seventh Street Southwest and Lincoln Avenue, the building has a number of new tenets providing space for new businesses and already-established businesses alike.

Included in the building is the Edward Jones office run by financial consultant, Lauren Sukut, the Shoppes at Peifer's General Store, and Beauty and Beyond, a hair and nail salon. Plans are in the works for a coffee shop to be added to the facility as well.

Beauty and Beyond

The newest edition to the Anvik facility is Beauty and Beyond, which is operated by Brittany Schneider, Tessa Gorder and Miranda O'Connor. Providing services like haircuts and hair styling, eyelash extensions, manicures and pedicures and other beautifying regiments, the three young women are excited about their business and very pleased with their location in the Anvik building.

Speaking to the Roundup, Schneider said, "Business is good. We actually all worked together previously, and came together in September. We really love the location. It's very nice. The space has been made very nice."

When asked if business was going well, Schneider responded, "I feel like there are a lot of salons in Sidney, but they're all busy with clients. There's a lot of demand."

The business previously in the location was the Simply Scrumptious bakery, and the facility has been beautifully renovated to better accommodate the salon.

"If you walk in and we're busy," Schneider said, "we can't always take a walk-in appointment. Some of us are still accepting new clients, but it's getting harder. It's best to call ahead to 406-433-3370 and see if we can get you in."

Miranda O'Connor was asked what she liked most about their business and she responded, "We have our clients and we love getting to know them and their families. We really become close to them."

Shoppes at Peifers General Store

Take your time to browse the Shoppes at Peifers General Store with its wonderful menagerie of items tucked into every nook and cranny.

Owner Kelly Alvstad says she opened the store May 12, 2017 out of a need for the community and a true passion in her heart. She is a one-woman show with two little girls tagging along but says she will be hiring soon.

The store carries new merchandise, small gifts, handmade items and reclaimed furniture and wares. About 75% of the items are Peifer's current stock. She also offers art classes on Thursday nights for all ages.

Currently, the store hosts 23 consigners and renters. Their items range from pellet grills, repurposed little girls clothes and bags, jewelry, chalk paint, pottery, framed artwork, signs and glassware to name a few.

The Shoppes at Peifers General Store is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and others by chance (look for the Open flag and come on in!). They plan to increase hours in the near future to keep up with customer demand. Please call 701-509-0037 with any questions.

Alvstad grew up in Berks County, Penn., and has wanted to be self-employed for as long as she can remember. She says she inherited a lot of her creativeness from her Mommom, Mary Peifer, and has always enjoyed working with her hands and creating new oddities. She has lived in Sidney for nine years and has been married to Lee for seven. They have three beautiful children, Andrew, who will be six in January, is in Heaven, Skye who is four and enjoys helping to ring up the till, and Cecelia who just turned one and "helps" to rearrange as she is walking all over the Shoppes.

Alvstad wishes to thank her many family and friends for supporting her business venture. "There's a lot of behind the scenes work in making the Shoppes a success," she emphasized.

Edward Jones Advisor Lauren Sukut

Lauren Sukut is an Edward Jones financial advisor in Sidney MT. Her branch office is located at 141 7th ST SW .

"I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people work toward achieving their long-term financial goals," Sukut says. "Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key."

Beauty and Beyond from left to right:Tessa Gorder, Miranda O'Connor and Brittany Schneider.

Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients to build strong relationships.

"And we do so by offering excellent client service through our convenient branch locations in the communities where our clients live and work," says Sukut.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 15,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit the firm's website at and its recruiting website at Member SIPC.


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