A women’s boutique in Urbana will quickly move to a new area and develop to incorporate men’s apparel and items.

A Mustard Seed, The Boutique, currently located at 20 Monument Square, will move throughout the street to 40 Monument Square.

Stephanie Peterson and her spouse Mark, who opened the boutique in December 2022, signed the lease on the new building on April 1.

They are working on receiving the new place completely ready, “all the whilst each and every doing the job total time and owning youngsters in baseball, softball and university participate in season,” Peterson reported.

Last 12 months when they made a decision to open up the boutique, Mark Peterson desired to offer men and women’s apparel and merchandise collectively, but Stephanie Peterson required to aim on “giving gals a place just for them initial.” They considered it’s possible in a year or so, they’d see how they organization was going and then glance for a area for a men’s retail outlet.

“Once we opened A Mustard Seed, we realized we have a large amount of out-of-city buyers on the weekends, so couples or households are coming in. The adult men normally walk in, palms in pockets, and quickly say, ‘I’ll be outside’ or ‘I’ll be future door’,” she claimed.

About six months soon after they opened very last calendar year, the two started thinking of names and inventory for a men’s retailer. All through Shop Urbana’s Spring Fling, Stephanie Peterson said they had been approached by Justin Weller, who owns Urbana Tomorrow and not long ago acquired the making right throughout the square from them.

Weller said he experienced six ground-level offices he wanted to transform into two separate retail spaces, so the few appeared at it the exact day.

“While going for walks through and comparing sq. footage and discussing particulars, my confront lit up and I gave Mark that, “I’ve bought an idea” grin. He just shook his head and questioned, ‘What are you pondering?’ and (I claimed) ‘Why not acquire both equally areas and move the women’s more than, also?’” Stephanie Peterson said.

The present-day site is approximately 300 sq. ft, though the new locale is nearer to 850 square ft. She reported this new area will allow them to have two sides related somewhat than a person huge room blended alongside one another, so they can have a men’s facet with darker colours, dim lights and a additional electrical sense, and the women’s side can be light-weight and brilliant.

The program is to present men’s relaxed clothes these types of as denims and t-shirts, but also business enterprise-like gown pants and shirts, whiskey glasses, beard treatment, hoodies and flannels.

The Petersons nonetheless have the lease at the present-day place, and they have a further strategy for that house, but Peterson said they need to open up and get the new retailer managing right before they “tackle a further task.”

“We did so significantly operate there, it definitely feels like home,” she stated.

The grand opening for the new and expanded shop 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 bags to the very first 25 clients who invest $200, meals vehicles these kinds of as Blended By J Acai Bowls and Oracle Tacos y Mas, sweet treats from Let us Consume Cake, sangria from Pequenos Tapas and Wine Bar, a bounce residence and deal with panting, are living new music by Urbana Brewing Co., a jewellery popup and far more.

They program to be open up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, by way of Friday, July 7, then it’s Store Urbana’s Next Saturday on July 8. The few then strategy to relaxation on Sunday, July 9, right before resuming regular summer season hrs of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday via Thursdays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

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