"A guy who cooks and cleans? That's the man for me!" Cheryl Boychuck fondly recalls the first few dates with Bill 20 years ago. He owned and operated the Churchside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Pennsylvania. They've been sharing domestic duties ever since.
Similarly, their responsibilities are pretty evenly split for the building they bought on Market Street in 2017: Bill handles the two street-level storefronts, while Cheryl oversees their second-floor office space.
Bill runs "This N That Collectibles and Treasures" at 63 East Market. "I wanted to leave our options open for retail sales, so we classified the business as 'general mercantile,'" Bill noted. "We have a huge selection of contemporary jewelry as well as local artists' work. Due to popular demand, we're now expanding into herbs and teas from around the world. I really enjoy accommodating our local customers as well as our visitors – who always seem to be planning their return trip to the Crystal City!"
"Corning Phone Repair" occupies 65 East Market, specializing in most cell phones, tablets and other electronics. Manager Sam Hozempa can usually fix phones in about 20 minutes – much to the delight (and relief!) of clients of every age and occupation.
On the second floor, Cheryl has been re-designing the space with accents such as barn doors and fresh artwork. Current tenants include SystemOne Staffing Services as well as Juventas Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services. A few offices are still available for rent. "We also host small social or professional events (up to 20 people)," Cheryl explained. "Our 'Bourbon Bubble' or 'Assembly Room' are perfect for special occasions in the heart of the Gaffer District."
Bill and Cheryl continue to keep their fingers on the pulse of the market, and are prepared to pivot accordingly. Who knows? Someday, they may find themselves harking back to their roots, welcoming guests to a modernized Bed and Breakfast on Market Street!