LANCASTER - Lee Elliott had always dreamed of opening a craft shop, but she always liked to cook, too.
The result: The Rusty Nail Cafe on Lexington Street in Lancaster.
Since the business opened Oct. 1, Elliott has found that crafts and the restaurant work well together.
"A lot of times people come in for lunch, and they may look around for a Christmas item or a birthday gift ...," Elliott said. "I thought one might help complement the other. If you come in for a gift, you might decide you want to eat. If you come in to eat, you might decide you need a gift."
Elliott is helped in the business by her mother, Marsha Miller, who was communications supervisor at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville and had worked at the hospital for 26 years.
Elliott had wanted to open a gift shop for a long time and when a building became available in town, Miller said she decided it was time for her "to do something different... I'm still serving the public."