By Lauren Pope, staff writer
By now you’ve probably seen the gorgeous Lee Street Boutique window paintings on Main Street across from City Hall. Business owner Kelly Desselle walked me through the vision for the new location, and trust me when I say that it is going to blow you away. The new boutique space will have over 6,500 square feet of vendor and classroom space, along with generous around-back parking, so you won’t even have to parallel park to enjoy it.
Don’t worry, though – the original Lee Street Boutique will remain open until the final weeks of the transition to the new location. There you’ll find great local vendors selling everything from infants clothing to plus size fashion. Of course, it’s also the best place in town for school bows and embroidered uniforms.
The larger building is set up open in June, and more space means even more options. The new store will include things like men’s hats and customized work shorts and, hopefully, some tween/teen options! They’ll also have space for more children’s gifts and books and room to welcome more vendors.
The new building will allow Lee Street Boutique to grow some of their favorite community building events, such as their Christmas and Easter parties, plus host those things in their sizable event room. They’ll also open the room up for community classes in things like painting and wreath making. In addition to the adult classes, they hope to offer some crafting and art classes for children over the summer.
Stay tuned to Porch & Parish for more details as they get closer to the ribbon cutting! Oh, and because I know y’all are all curious, the window painting was done by Tara Button of Happily ever Heartwork. You can find her on Facebook for all of your window painting and hand painted sign making needs.