A women’s boutique in Urbana will before long move to a new location and increase to incorporate men’s clothing and products.
A Mustard Seed, The Boutique, at this time found at 20 Monument Sq., will shift throughout the street to 40 Monument Sq..
Stephanie Peterson and her husband Mark, who opened the boutique in December 2022, signed the lease on the new building on April 1.
They are operating on having the new space prepared, “all the while just about every operating total time and obtaining little ones in baseball, softball and school engage in year,” Peterson said.
Very last calendar year when they made a decision to open the boutique, Mark Peterson desired to offer you guys and women’s clothing and items with each other, but Stephanie Peterson required to target on “giving women a position just for them first.” They believed maybe in a calendar year or so, they’d see how they small business was heading and then seem for a site for a men’s shop.
“Once we opened A Mustard Seed, we understood we have a lot of out-of-town purchasers on the weekends, so couples or family members are coming in. The guys typically wander in, fingers in pockets, and immediately say, ‘I’ll be outside’ or ‘I’ll be next door’,” she mentioned.
About six months right after they opened previous year, the two started out imagining of names and stock for a men’s store. All through Store Urbana’s Spring Fling, Stephanie Peterson claimed they ended up approached by Justin Weller, who owns Urbana Tomorrow and lately purchased the developing straight across the square from them.
Weller stated he had 6 floor-degree offices he wanted to transform into two independent retail spaces, so the couple seemed at it the exact same working day.
“While walking as a result of and comparing square footage and speaking about specifics, my facial area lit up and I gave Mark that, “I’ve acquired an idea” grin. He just shook his head and requested, ‘What are you contemplating?’ and (I explained) ‘Why not acquire equally areas and shift the women’s above, way too?’” Stephanie Peterson claimed.
The latest spot is around 300 square ft, whilst the new locale is closer to 850 square toes. She stated this new space will enable them to have two sides connected instead than a person substantial area mixed alongside one another, so they can have a men’s side with darker hues, dim lights and a far more electric feel, and the women’s aspect can be mild and vivid.
The plan is to give men’s casual outfits such as jeans and t-shirts, but also business enterprise-like costume trousers and shirts, whiskey glasses, beard treatment, hoodies and flannels.
The Petersons nevertheless have the lease at the present-day place, and they have a different plan for that place, but Peterson said they want to open and get the new keep functioning just before they “tackle a further venture.”
“We did so significantly operate there, it genuinely feels like home,” she claimed.
The grand opening for the new and expanded keep will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30, with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. There will be swag luggage to the initial 25 consumers who commit $200, meals vehicles this sort of as Blended By J Acai Bowls and Oracle Tacos y Mas, sweet treats from Let’s Eat Cake, sangria from Pequenos Tapas and Wine Bar, a bounce home and experience panting, reside new music by Urbana Brewing Co., a jewelry popup and far more.
They strategy to be open up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, through Friday, July 7, then it is Shop Urbana’s Second Saturday on July 8. The pair then plan to rest on Sunday, July 9, before resuming frequent summer hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday by means of Thursdays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.
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