The smell of pine is in the air, snowflakes adorn the lamp posts, and few have more reasons to be jolly than Lisa Langford, owner of Lis’s Pieces.
Lisa is making lemonade out of lemons during this crazy year. She’s bringing new artists into her stylish boutique and filling up her 3,400 square-foot space with wall-to-wall artwork. Her table of jewelry shimmers in the shop’s front window, giant glass flowers glow behind the register, and her hot cocoa machine sits on standby.
As guests browse the various collections, Lisa tells them more about the artists. For her, the joy is in welcoming guests to her shop and introducing them to downtown New Port Richey. Lisa offers guests more than cocoa and kindness. She provides them with the Downtown NPR shopping and dining brochures, and encourages them to visit the surrounding businesses.
“I’m not going to succeed here on my own,” Lisa remarks, “it takes a village for a community to thrive. These last five years have been extremely good to the City of New Port Richey, and our downtown has changed dramatically.”
Lisa is, undoubtedly, a huge part of that change. Since opening in March, 2019, Lis’s Pieces Artisan Boutique has more than doubled in floor space. What’s more, Lisa is now operating The Grand Ballroom: downtown’s largest indoor event space, which she volunteered as the venue for Pasco Prom 2020.
As the end of the year approaches, Lisa looks for more ways to give back to the community. Lights are strung around her shop and more than 50 Christmas trees stand stiffly at attention. Some weekends, Lisa’s husband Paul stands in the second-story window and operates a snow machine, while Lisa serves up baked goods to the passersby below. All is calm and all is bright in this tropical rivertown.
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