There is a new face greeting visitors when they step off the Cruz Bay ferry dock these days.
After 20 years in its Wharfside Village location, Freebird Creations moved this month to a new shop below St. John Spice.
Along with owners Barbara and Randy Hervey — who bought the jewelry store in November 2000 — the couple’s pug Rafaella now proudly sits in the window welcoming visitors and locals to the new location.
“It’s kind of like a face-lift,” said Barbara Hervey. “After 20 years we all need one.”
While the Freebird owners are still settling in to their new digs, there has already been a noticeable increase in foot traffic due to their more visible location, Barbara Hervey explained.
“There was an almost instant influx of people when we opened,” she said. “We still have a bit of work just finding spots to put everything. But everything will find its new home.”
Although the store is in a new building, customers can still expect to find the same great merchandise.
“It’s pretty much the same size as our old store, so we didn’t downsize our merchandise,” said Barbara Harvey. “You can still get a $5 toe ring or an ancient coin. We’re just in a different, fresher environment.”
There are two new lines Freebird is unveiling this season. A high-tech sport digital watch line Suunto and a hand-made enamel jewelry line by Viszu will be available this season as well as Natura wall sconces and chandeliers made of Spanish alabaster.
After closing for only a week for the move, Freebird will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. this season as the Herveys look forward to another 20 years in their new location.
“It’s a great way to meet the neighbors here,” said Barbara Harvey. “When people come off the ferry it’s nice for them to see St. John friendly stores like us and St. John Spice.”
Stop by and say hi to the Herveys and Rafaella in their new location just steps off the Loredon Boynes ferry dock in Cruz Bay.