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Downtown business Cloud 9 returns with new location


After facing flooding from winter storms and a questionable future due to a damaged space, the downtown business Cloud 9 has finally re-opened their doors with a brand-new location.

Cloud 9 is a little Main Street shop with quite a following of locals who enjoying shopping for vintage fashion, art, healing stones, essential oils, incense and various mystic items.

Unfortunately, the business was forced to close in January after a portion of the roof collapsed during a downpour, which destroyed a great deal of their belongings/merchandise at the former location at 234 W. Main Street, near the Restored thrift store.

Since then, the duo who own and run the shop, Angel Deliman and Rhiannon Heim, have been working tirelessly to get things back up and going as they were. And, even though they were ultimately not able to save their original location, through the continued support of the community, fellow downtown businesses and dedicated customers, they were able to secure a new incredible location, closer to the heart of downtown, at 420 Main Street.

They even held a grand opening on “4-20” or April 20, complete with live music and plenty of celebration.

The store can be found between K and Canal streets, closer to the plaza of the Regal Hollywood Movie Theatre, but on the other side of Main Street.

“We are super excited to be in the heart of downtown,” Deliman said. “We’ve been so welcomed by our new amazing neighbors at Luxe Salon. The new space is definitely a different vibe, we hope you enjoy it.”

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The owners thank Zane from the Main Street business Zane-It for giving them the lead on the new location, and all the hard work that went into creating a new “safe space” in the downtown core.

“So many people helped us out,” Deliman said. “Jerrod from Moore’s Janitorial and Jefferey McDaniel helped with demo and construction. Our whole Cloud 9 family helped us so much, including painting, lots of cleaning, hauling, moving, and creating. Mike Bias helped us with installation and carpets, plus many odd jobs. New Cloud 9 merchandise, such as T-shirts and handbags, are made by Aby55 skate shop.”

Deliman reflects: “We’ve found everything happens for a reason. This made us grow and change things up. We hope you love the new Cloud 9 just as much as we do. It feels great to be back and a part of our downtown community. We thank everyone who has helped us along the way. … We love and appreciate you all.”

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