BETHEL — Just after opening their initially boutique in downtown New Milford less than a yr ago, the entrepreneurs of Compass Rose Collection have their eyes established on a central site in Bethel.

Heather Streaman Amaral and Claudia Newmaker will be opening a 2nd shop on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and P.T. Barnum Square on March 26.

The 515-square-foot cottage previously occupied by Saltbox Antiques at 123 Greenwood Ave. was offered final spring, in accordance to land information, and Streaman Amaral reported work has been underway to increase the property.

“The cottage was kind of tough to see in advance of because of trees and issues, but the landlord arrived in, gutted the setting up and took care of the landscaping and things,” she reported.

Streaman Amaral and Newmaker ended up able to operate with the landlord to style the building’s inside in a way similar to the aesthetic of their New Milford retail store.

“We needed to kind of catch the same vibe that we have up right here in New Milford, and we have been actually fortunate in that part,” Streaman Amaral explained. “We have a beam listed here in New Milford with our chandelier hanging and we had been capable to get a beam in (the Bethel keep) so it will have that exact same appear and experience.”

Whilst equally destinations will have unique presents, like all those from nearby artisans and females-owned makes, Streaman Amaral mentioned the Bethel keep will be a little bit various in that it will carry outfits like specialty tops and dresses, as well as some extra add-ons.

“The New Milford keep is primarily residence decor,” she said, noting candles from Newtown and knit hats from New Milford are some of the regionally-designed objects observed at Compass Rose Assortment. ”We also have a great deal of really city pleasure items like eyeglasses and mugs.”

When she and Newmaker opened their New Milford boutique last June, Streaman Amaral claimed she under no circumstances would have guessed that they’d open a next storefront significantly less than a yr afterwards.