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Growing Pine bridal salon moving to Zelienople

| Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:27 p.m.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Peter and Linda Scolieri own One Enchanted Evening, a bridal and formal wear salon in Wexford. They are pictured at their new location on South Main Street in Zelienople, which is scheduled to open in early May.

Bridal and formal salon One Enchanted Evening is moving to Zelienople after outgrowing its space in Pine, a move that excites borough officials and area business leaders.

“Not to use a bad pun, but I think it's a good marriage,” said borough Manager Don Pepe.

One Enchanted Evening, owned by Cranberry husband-and-wife team Pete and Linda Scolieri, will nearly double its space with the new 10,000-square-foot building on Main Street.

They bought the former Roach & Ziegler Interiors building in February and began extensive renovations, putting on a new roof, replacing the HVAC system, installing new windows and making a handicapped-accessible restroom, said Pete Scolieri.

They plan to open in early May.

With the expansion, the Scolieris hope to hire about six more employees, including consultants, seamstresses and receptionists, Linda Scolieri said. The business now employs 20 people.

Jennifer Ackerman, director of the Zelienople-Harmony Chamber of Commerce, said the bridal shop will help Main Street revitalization efforts and bring more life to the town after dark.

“I definitely think it's going to be a fantastic thing for the community, especially as far as them having evening and weekend hours,” Ackerman said. “A lot of people know in town that few things are open past 5.”

Before the bridal salon opened in 2002, the plan was to open in Zelienople but as things worked out, the Scolieris ended up in a shopping plaza in Pine. Linda Scolieri said they expanded the original store twice before deciding a move was necessary.

“This was always a goal, but nothing worked until we found this building,” she said. “In some ways, it was like it was meant to be.”

The real estate in Butler County is also more affordable. Pete Scolieri said when their property in Pine was reassessed last year, their monthly property tax went up 10 percent.

“There's a big difference in real estate, not only in value and what you get, but also taxes,” he said.

The new salon will feature a dedicated pageant department, an expanded showroom floor, additional dressing rooms and an expanded alterations and fitting department, Pete Scolieri said.

Prom, homecoming and pageant shoppers will enter through the building's main entrance on South Main Street and be welcomed by a 26-foot mirrored runway, he said. Prom and homecoming shoppers will have 14 dressing rooms.

People with bridal appointments will enter through a side door that opens on West Spring Street to the bridal department at the back of the building.

Administrative offices, an employee break room, gown storage and alterations and fitting rooms will be located in the basement of the building.

Linda Scolieri said as the couple settles in town she hopes to align with some related businesses, like restaurants or hair and nail salons, to connect her clientele to the community.

“The better business is in Zelienople, the stronger it is for all of us,” she said.

Rachel Farkas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-779-6902 or rfarkas@tribweb.com.

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