New business holds open house May 16

By Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

CANYON CITY – Station 62 is a new coffeehouse in Canyon City, offering much more than an average cup of joe.

The shop is a one-stop place for a variety of coffee drinks, smoothies, daily lunch specials, plus clothing, home decor and The Cut Above hair salon.

Located at 145 S. Canyon City Blvd., Station 62 is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Owner Debi Hueckman described her business and the building as an “evolution.”

The “Station” part of Station 62 refers to the building which was a gas station and repair shop in the early 50s. Before its most recent transformation, it was Red’s Electric. The number “62” is an ode to Canyon City and the year – 1862 – gold was first discovered there.

Hueckman said when she noticed the building was vacant and for sale, she felt the location would be perfect for what she had in mind.

The resulting transformation could be described as hip, refreshing and inviting.

“We want to make it a fun, positive place where you can bring friends and family, or visitors from out of town,” she said, adding they plan to hold themed events in the future.

Station 62 has three sections in a fairly open floor plan.

Besides lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies and infused Red Bull drinks, the coffee shop features pastries and lunch specials with indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru window.

Hueckman’s Silver Lining clothing shop, which she started five years ago, is in another section of the building and includes clothing, shoes and accessories, plus gifts and home decor by Mary Branstetter.

Hueckman’s daughter Haley oversees the daily operations of the business and also has her artwork on display.

Kim Young, owner of The Cut Above, moved that longtime business from John Day to Station 62 a couple weeks ago.

She and Sally Knowles, Ashlee Brockway and Bobbee Hueckman – Debi’s daughter-in-law – offer women’s cuts and styles, men’s and kids’ cuts, plus hair color and highlights, perms, manicures, acrylic nails, pedicures and hair products.

The staff will hold an open house from 6-9 p.m. Friday with door prizes and food.

“We’ve been happy, and customers have been supportive and encouraging,” Debi said. “I found that being busy is sometimes hard, but if you’re doing something you enjoy it’s worth it.

For more information, call Station 62 at 541-575-1162 or to make an appointment at The Cut Above, call 541-575-2607.

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