Pine Grove Gets a Boutique

Lindsey Kemmerling, Staffer

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“Inside, the boutique is filled with different styles of clothing and ranges in sizes from XS-XXL,” Tia Rittenbaugh says of Vanilla Bean Boutique. Vanilla Bean Boutique is a consignment store in Pine Grove that opened its doors earlier this summer and has been a hit since. The store is located on the main street of Pine Grove near Fulton Bank. The business was started by Taylor Hoover and her mother. “I saw a need in Pine Grove. […] between gas and paying retail prices, it can be quite costly. I wanted to bring an affordable solution to this area.”

The response from the community has been excellent. “We exceeded our expectations when we first started our business. Pine Grove and the surrounding communities were so welcoming when we opened our doors and have been supportive of our endeavors,” Hoover said of the response they have gotten from the community. Additionally, Rittenbaugh said of the business they’ve been getting,”We do have many customers, and have plenty of people do consignment with us. People know that we constantly rotate clothing and have low prices, so they come back looking for new items on the racks!” A customer, Autumn Behrent said, “I found a cute tank top there.”

 

As for the future, Taylor says she, “hopes to expand the business.” She also added, “I would love to eventually start carrying men’s clothing and I would also like to open a second location in a nearby town.”