OOSTBURG – Owner Jeri Flipse said opening Margo’s, 110 N. Ninth St. in Oostburg, is not her tale — it is God’s tale.
With a like of decorating and repurposing merchandise, Flipse experienced a aspiration of opening a store for 10 a long time. But she claimed it was in no way the suitable time, performing complete-time and acquiring youngsters in university and sporting activities.
She claimed she initially regarded as opening Margo’s in a more compact building on Centre Avenue when it turned out there but could not make the dedication.
“I just was far too rooster, and I failed to know how I was likely to do (it) with my task and anything,” she explained.
Then, a rental room grew to become accessible in the strip mall that her father owns. Flipse made the decision to go for it.
With her kids developed, long term workers members relocating to the space and retiring from earlier employment, anything commenced to slide into area.
“The up coming matter I knew, partitions ended up coming down, floors (ended up) likely in,” Flipse said.
The preliminary iteration of Margo’s was likely to be a nation keep with antiques, but Flipse said she’s not incredibly artsy and her style is additional contemporary.
“This is way far better than what I at any time envisioned,” Flipse mentioned. “It was like the Lord was declaring, ‘Just sluggish down.’”
Margo’s is a boutique with a minor bit of everything, like upcycled furnishings, handmade goods like aprons and mittens, woodwork, house merchandise, neighborhood authors’ textbooks and Kup’s Coffee.
Flipse hopes Margo’s will be a neighborhood retail store — a spot for men and women to quit and converse.
“My head was expressing this small retailer on Middle Avenue. He was indicating, ‘No, this is the house you might be going to use,'” Flipse said. “People today are likely to be able to come on their way to the Pig (Piggly Wiggly) and to Subway and the keep.”
“So, I wished a person issue. He (God) had a substantially much better system for me,” she continued.
With the help of spouse and children, mates and store associates who assisted the keep arrive jointly, Flipse feels like it is everyone’s retailer, not hers.
“I could not do it with(out) the people who dreamed it with me and the people today who designed it doable, the persons who are in this article each and every day,” she said.
Margo’s is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays by way of Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
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