The Botetourt View and The Burgs have two retail items I want to point out to Storefront readers.
The first is that Penelope, a women’s clothing and jewelry boutique in Daleville, has opened. I wrote about this store in this Retail Roundup column. The Botetourt View attended the store’s ribbon cutting at the Botetourt Commons store earlier this week.
Here is an excerpt from the Retail Roundup column:
Penelope Searcy, owner, started her business in Lynchburg in 1988 after moving to the area and identifying a need for a women’s boutiques outside the mall.
She found an space for lease in a busy shopping center anchored by a grocery store, and started selling just clothing. Over time, she began adding sterling silver jewelry to her inventory, which today dominate her sales.
The company has expanded to open stores in Richmond, Lynchburg, Midlothian, Farmville, and most recently in Forest.
Searcy made the decision to expand to Daleville because for years customers have been asking her to open in Roanoke. The demographics in Daleville were similar to those in Forest, and she was able to lease a space next to Kroger.
Also, Grama’s Goodies Bakery and Sweet Shop in Christiansburg is closing, according to this post from The Burgs.
The Burgs reports that the bakery lost its lease and will close March 17.