TROY — A new store, the Blue Bow Boutique, has opened in a historic location in Troy.
The Blue Bow Boutique is located at 123 E. Main St. in Troy. Slyvester Green built this building in 1841. In 1857, Elias Hatfield purchased the building and opened the Hatfield House Hotel. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“I looked at a couple places here in Troy and decided on this location because of the unique store front,” Heather Maxwell, owner of Blue Bow Boutique, said.
Maxwell and her husband, Jamie, previously owned a bar in Bradford called Main Street Bar and Grill. After running the bar for years, Heather decided to open a clothing boutique.
“I have been wanting to open a boutique like this for years, so it’s like I’m turning to the next chapter in my life,” Maxwell said.
The Blue Bow Boutique offers all types of clothing for women and young ladies such as hats, purses, blouses, skirts and dresses. Changing rooms are available for customers to try on clothes before they purchase them.
The boutique has a Facebook page, Blue Bow Boutique, that is updated regularly with new outfits, accessories and new shipments that have come into the store.
“Our inventory changes often so if people see an outfit on our Facebook page they should come in and get it before it’s gone,” Maxwell said.
Some of the brands the Blue Bow Boutique carries are Big Buddha, Flying Tomato, Peach Love, Tua and Promesa.
Maxwell is planning to expand her boutique by starting to offer a selection of children’s clothes directed toward girls. This is her first store and her next goal is to add another location down the road.
“My mother has been such a blessing to me since I opened the store, she helps by working in the store and that helps me free up a lot of time,” Maxwell said.
“The response I have received from the ladies in the community is great so far and I invite everyone to stop in, ” Maxwell said.
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