OOSTBURG – Operator Jeri Flipse said opening Margo’s, 110 N. Ninth St. in Oostburg, isn’t her tale — it’s God’s story.
With a enjoy of decorating and repurposing merchandise, Flipse had a dream of opening a retailer for 10 a long time. But she mentioned it was never ever the suitable time, doing work complete-time and obtaining kids in school and sporting activities.
She mentioned she in the beginning thought of opening Margo’s in a more compact constructing on Centre Avenue when it grew to become obtainable but could not make the dedication.
“I just was also rooster, and I failed to know how I was likely to do (it) with my career and anything,” she reported.
Then, a rental area became offered in the strip shopping mall that her father owns. Flipse resolved to go for it.
With her young children developed, foreseeable future team customers relocating to the place and retiring from prior work opportunities, anything started to slide into location.
“The up coming matter I understood, partitions were being coming down, flooring (were being) likely in,” Flipse explained.
The preliminary iteration of Margo’s was going to be a region store with antiques, but Flipse stated she’s not pretty artsy and her type is extra modern-day.
“This is way greater than what I at any time envisioned,” Flipse reported. “It was like the Lord was expressing, ‘Just gradual down.’”
Margo’s is a boutique with a minor bit of everything, like upcycled home furnishings, handmade objects like aprons and mittens, woodwork, property products, community authors’ books and Kup’s Espresso.
Flipse hopes Margo’s will be a group shop — a put for persons to prevent and speak.
“My head was stating this very little retail store on Centre Avenue. He was declaring, ‘No, this is the area you are heading to use,'” Flipse said. “People are heading to be ready to occur on their way to the Pig (Piggly Wiggly) and to Subway and the shop.”
“So, I needed just one thing. He (God) had a substantially far better system for me,” she continued.
With the support of loved ones, pals and store companions who served the store come alongside one another, Flipse feels like it’s everyone’s keep, not hers.
“I could not do it with(out) the folks who dreamed it with me and the people today who made it attainable, the men and women who are in this article each working day,” she stated.
Margo’s is open up 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays via Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
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