MORRIS – Christina Hester said there are only so many times you can take your kids to the park.
“I was a stay-at-home mom for a long time and you’re always looking for ways to get out with adults,” she said.
It was the need for adult socialization that helped spawn the idea for Hester Street, a news business on Liberty Street.
The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at the business on Friday.
It has a little bit of everything. Up front, there is retail sales with a variety of items and STEM-inspired toys expected in the future.
There were crafting tables up front for kids and another crafting area in back for adults.
All of the crafting supplies are purchased from the store.
Michael Hester said that in the near future, there will be a kitchen in the space, as well, to sell sandwiches, paninis and baked goods.
Although the store has walk-in crafts, it also will host crafting classes for painting, sun catchers and jelly fish salt art.
The schedule is on the Hester Street Facebook page along with links to sign up ahead of time.
“Socialization for kids is a big thing for us,” Christina Hester said.
She said every parent in the area knows where every children’s museum is and has been to each several times.
“We need this in Morris,” she said.
Hester Street is located at 802 Liberty St., Morris.
It’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but Christina Hester said to watch Facebook during the summer when it may be closed on Wednesdays.