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Ari Turner inside of Split Pea Accessories. Turner owns the shop, which opens last September, with her mother, Maggie.
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Split pea

Location: 664a freeman lane in grass valley.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. monday - saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on sunday.

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A new women’s accessories business is open in Grass Valley. 

Split Pea opened its doors last September at 664A Freeman Lane. The business sells jewelry, sunglasses, handbags and scarves, among other products, and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The store is owned by Maggie Turner, who also runs the Dollar Store on Sutton Way, and her daughter Ari, 25. Ari Turner said her mom had always been drawn to jewelry vendors whenever she visited consumer goods trade shows, and finally decided she wanted to open her own accessory business about a year ago. She recruited Ari, who had just moved back to the area from Los Angeles, to help.



“I love fashion and jewelry, so it was very easy for me to say yes,” Ari said. 

The two women find and purchase all of the store’s products. Ari said their individual styles makes for a diverse selection inside the store. 




“It brings an eclectic vibe because we have such different tastes,” she said. 

Their goal is to offer fashionable accessories at affordable prices. For instance, Ari said, they sell jewelry that ranges in price from just over $1 to about $30 to meet the needs of many different customers. 

“We want high schoolers to be able to come in and pick something out, or a little kid that gets allowance,” Ari said. 

The business doesn’t have a web site yet, but does have a Facebook page, which Ari said they use to display new products, post information about sales and interact with customers. Ari said she and her mom welcome and value customer input, noting that they use that information to help them decide which products to purchase. 

“We like to hear what people like, and what they’re looking for,” Ari said. 

To contact Staff Writer Emily Lavin, email elavin@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.


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