OCONTO – A boutique in downtown Oconto has a new name and operator.
Like its predecessor, Olive + Birch offers women’s clothes and extras, these as jewelry and purses, but owner Magan Holz programs to develop to present shoes, athletic wear and at some point men’s apparel.
Holz released her business’ web-site, olivebirchboutique.com, just in advance of Black Friday, then held a grand opening at 1102 Principal St. on Jan. 15.
“As much as I really like obtaining a website, I really wished to be capable to interact and get to know my customers,” she claimed. “I love to shop and try new garments and there is nothing at all improved than staying in a position to test on the apparel just before you obtain. I do a large amount of online procuring but that occasionally can be a hassle owning to return things if it does not function out or suit.”
At the conclude of December, Holz began leasing the building from Lisa Carey-Hirst, who opened Be-You-Tiful Boutique in Oct 2016.
Holz started the site in hopes of sooner or later opening a retail outlet. She achieved with Samantha Boucher at Oconto County Economic Enhancement Corp., and was accredited for a $10,000 grant from the Major Road Bounce Back again Program.
“(Being) awarded a grant … truly pushed me to get the retail outlet a lot quicker – ideal conclusion ever,” she explained.
Just after choosing to open the storefront, Holz stated she questioned on a Fb post if any one was renting house, to which Carey-Hirst responded.
Carey-Hirst stated the inquiry “came at the ideal time” as she’d contemplated for the earlier year what to do with the residence.
Carey-Hirst she she’d closed her store after the pandemic started and later opened for only specific events and on weekends in the course of the holidays.
The retail store is open Wednesday to Friday midday to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The retail store is a next job for Holz, a Janesville indigenous who moved to Oconto in August to be with girlfriend Jen Clements, owner of Inspire Health in Oconto, and nearer to her son’s father.
She carries on to function whole-time for a manufacturer in southern Wisconsin in revenue, advertising and technique administration, and is in the office environment Monday and Tuesday. She performs remotely Wednesday by means of Friday.
Holz stated everybody has been really welcoming and supportive.
“I am so thrilled I produced the shift and totally really like Oconto and the community,” she reported.
This story was up to date to include remarks from Lisa Carey-Hirst.
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