Just in time for the Mountain Mushroom Festival, Fan Zone, a new sports apparel shop, opened on Main Street in Irvine. This shop, owned by Bill VanWinkle, sells a variety of Estill County and University of Kentucky gear.
Bill VanWinkle said he heard people talking about how there is no place to buy Estill County gear, so he thought his business would fill a need in the community.
Originally from Berea, he and his wife have lived in the area for 18 years.
Vanwinkle hopes to expand to all kinds of products and teams, and says the store is open to suggestions.
The Vanwinkles currently sell clothing items in all sizes, stadium seats, blankets, jewelry, backpacks and much more.
The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.