Marylou’s, a variety store on Central in Oroville

Marylou Kriner

Marylou Kriner has opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville. Charlene Helm/staff photo

OROVILLE – Mary Lou Kriner, a self-described “transplanted coastie,” has been living here for five years and recently opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville,

Marylou’s is a “competitively priced variety store, our first day of business was Oct. 15 and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

She says her business offers “an endless supply of life’s non-essentials.”

Kriner plans a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 2 and invites people to come in and check it out,

Future expansion plans might include “I might kick out a wall,” she said.

Why did she open? “After five years of looking at vacant store fronts throughout town, thought I’d take a chance. There is no reason Oroville can’t become another Chelan or Leavenworth. It just needs a little community effort,” she said.

She says she wants to offer a “show case” for local artists to display and sell.

Kriner, who is also the owner and sole proprietor of MK Sales and Marketing, can be reached at the store during business hours or by phone at (509) 476-3200.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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