EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – After thirty six years, the Nick Nackery is under new ownership. It was an emotional day for Suzy Blesch as she said goodbye as the owner after over three decades.
“The community that has supported Nick Nackery… by golly they’ve got a new family,” said former owner Suzy Blesch. “For me it has been the intertwining of families is beyond anything that I could ever have thought would take place.”
Blesch said she has great memories with all of her customers over the years. The new owners, Dan and Jana Bean, said they have big shoes to fill.
“Honestly it’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster ride for us to get here but we’re really excited and we’re really looking forward to this great opportunity for us and to carry on this legacy that Suzy started here in the community,” said Dan Bean.
“We couldn’t be more excited!” added Jana Bean.
Blesch said she is thrilled to hear about their new ideas.
Dan Bean said that they are “really wanting to expand and build upon what Suzy has already created. We’re looking forward to carrying an increased stock of things that people have been asking for, more anime, things like that. We’re wanting to start hosting events to do with more horror and McCabe themed board games, and accessories, bring in some other seasons. We have some great Halloween themed Christmas ornaments ordered here. And really just kind of expanding and building on what Suzy’s established.”
But they say there’s some things they just can’t change.
“Everyone likes that it’s an experience. It is an experience to come to the Nick Nackery and we will not change that,” said Jana.
“And we really plan to continue the customer service that suzy’s been known for and to be a part of the community,” added Dan.
“I mean she’s just done a phenomenal job and she’s a phenomenal person,” added Jana.
Suzy said this place is like home, but she is excited for the next chapter in her life.
“This is my family, but I have four little grandkids that are just as cute as all little grandkids. And you know it’s the little ones that keep us going, so I’m gonna go spend some time with them,” said Blesch. “Blessings to the new owners. Now I’m going to go have some fun.” Blesch says she is excited to teach her grandkids pranks and show them all the tricks up her sleeve. In return, she wants them to help her become more tech-savvy.
But she can’t say goodbye quite yet! Blesch will continue to help out at the Nick Nackery throughout the rest of the month through Halloween. The Bean family says they want Tri-Staters to come out and introduce themselves and see Blesch before she goes off to enjoy retirement.