ROUSES POINT — Two more new businesses have opened in downtown Rouses Point with assistance from Microenterprise Program grants.
Rose Letourneau opened Border Boutique, located at 117 Lake St., on May 21. Tammy and Richard Seguin opened the RP Beer Emporium, located at 77A Lake St., on May 24.
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Both received $35,000 through the grant program, which has so far provided funds to five businesses in the village.
FASHIONS FOR ALL
Border Boutique offers a variety of fashions for everyone in the family, Letourneau said, as well as a section dedicated to wedding gowns and formal wear.
“I started thinking about this venture a year-and-a-half ago. There was nothing like this in Rouse Point,” she said.
That includes clothing for children from newborns to size 14, men’s wear, girl’s juniors fashions in sizes from 0 to 15 for those 12 years and up, misses sizes from small to extra large, women’s from sizes 14W to 18 W and women’s plus from 1X to 3X.
The store also carries footwear, purses and wallets, ties and belts, hats and scarves, undergarments, perfume, fine jewelry and more.
The slogan is “Fashions and More at Hometown Prices.”
Letourneau said she gets a lot of her inventory from Canada, where she works with two companies and is on the verge of working with a third. She has also acquired goods from Massachusetts, Florida and Tennessee.
Renovations of 3,600 square feet at the former Kathy’s Furniture have been ongoing since mid-February, Letourneau said. There are several wall displays, multiple clothing racks and display cases for the jewelry.
She is now assisted by one full-time and one part-time employee.
Border Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.