SUNBURY — A new store on Market place Street in Sunbury opened in honor of a beloved one who passed absent.

Donna Shultz opened Daniel’s Treasures on May 1 at 343 Sector St., formerly the location of the Salvation Army thrift store. The constructing owner is Vito Bua, who owns the neighboring First Italian Pizza, at 339 Sector St.

Shultz claimed she named the primitive decor store with house for distributors immediately after a younger gentleman named Daniel Smith who she took in 2004 and helped elevate — he took his own daily life a number of yrs in the past in Penns Creek.

“I woke up a single morning and the initial considered I experienced for the company name was Daniel’s Treasures,” claimed Shultz. “He would be proud of me.”

Daniel, who is explained as another person who beloved to make others snicker, utilized to make wood shop products for Shultz at Northumberland County Vocation and Technologies Center. Though those items are not for sale in the retailer, Shultz stated she considers these products treasures from Daniel.

Shultz stated she was functioning at Selinsgrove Middle when she was injured. Right after a settlement payment was produced to her, she mentioned she needed to make investments in some thing that she could grow.

“I want prospects to see an chance for vendors,” said Shultz. “Right now, not a great deal of people today know we’re listed here.”

Shutlz sells primitive decor and home decorations. She also paints and crafts products for the retail store to market, these as a pet doggy hanging decoration built of shells or a birdbath manufactured of outdated lamps.

“If I can visualize it I can attempt to make it,” she explained.

There is also area for other microbusiness sellers, including Paparazzi Jewelry, Chris’s Electronic Memories, Layouts by Christine, Collectables to Don’t forget, For good Reminiscences, This and That Things and Acrylic Paintings by Monica French. You can visit

Her eventual target is to donate portions of her income to suicide prevention.

Kayla Caraballo, who sells Paparazzi Jewelry, explained she likes staying at the retailer.

“It’s difficult opening up your very own brick and mortar keep,” she explained. “I do not have the monetary steadiness to do it. This gives me income, I can commit far more time with my little ones, and nevertheless promote my products. It is a win-get for me.”

Daniel’s Treasures is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday via Saturday. Vendor spots are readily available for lease by calling 570-898-6147.