NYSSA NEWS: New businesses open, library calls for bookmark art

Nyssa’s new businesses include a boutique full of children’s clothing and items, and a lunch box with a Latin twist. Columnist Susan Barton has the details.

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Two new businesses have recently opened in Nyssa. Welcome to Over the Moon Kidz Boutique and Latin Lunchbox.

Over the Moon, at 311 Main St., offers children’s clothing, toys, childcare items, bikes, scooters and candy. Owner Sylvia Haro is from Nyssa and said she has had “great community support” with her new business.

Clothing is both new and lightly used with sizes for babies up to 10 years old. Based on customer feedback, Sylvia is working to expand clothing sizes up to 14 years old.

“If you’re looking for something specific, just ask and we’ll try to find it,” she said.

Donations are accepted if you have slightly used clothes that your children have outgrown.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Latin Lunchbox is a food truck located at the corner of Bower Avenue and Thunderegg Boulevard. Owners Claudia Toledo and Alan Noguera are “happy to be at Nyssa”.

In addition to standard dishes like marinated pork tacos (tacos al pastor), Latin Lunchbox offers several specialty dishes such as Pan con Pollo, Pupusas (masa stuffed with pork belly, refried beans and cheese) and Gallo Pinto (a side dish black beans and rice) that reflect Claudia’s time in Central America.

Alan said they plan to have a fruit stand and will be making additions to the menu this summer.

Latin Lunchbox is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They offer outdoor seating and take-out packaged meals.

Note: they will be closed on May 26 and 28 to spend time with family and celebrate Claudia’s daughter’s high school graduation.

• Calling all artists! Nyssa Library is holding a contest to design bookmarks used for the summer reading program. The registration deadline is June 1 and registration forms with full details are available at the library.

The theme of the summer reading is “Reading Beyond the Box!” The program begins June 1, when the library begins summer hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1-6 p.m.; Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

To get your Nyssa news in this column, contact Susan Barton at 541-372-5455 or by email at [email protected]

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