It's the brown craft paper that always makes passersby curious. Once it comes off, it's like unwrapping a present.
That will be the case when a new store, Blue Sky Blue Water, opens on Fourth Avenue in August. The downtown shop will focus its 2000 square feet on Florida lifestyle merchandise and offer brands currently not sold in the area. Mount Dora's seasoned retailers, Roy & Jacqui Gress, are busy doing the build out to the space formerly occupied by Karen's Gift Shoppe. The couple also owns Walk in the Woods, an established outdoor apparel store on 5th Avenue, downtown.