By Annie Rigby
Kenya Wright, owner of Cotton Pickin’ Cute Boutique, has moved two doors down to 4160 Main Street She opened on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m.
Wright said, “The move is mainly due to issues with the air conditioning unit in the original store at the corner of Main and Broad Street.” She said her landlord was accommodating to her making the move into the new shop and understanding the issues they experienced with the air not working properly; she stated he was more than happy to work with her. The new store’s amazing plus is the large storefront with two windows to display her merchandise. “The windows at the other location were tinted and it was difficult to see inside; when it rained I had to bring in my storefront displays leading customers to believe the shop was closed.”
She posted to her Facebook group page, “I hope everyone has started off with a good week. We had to move due to air problems and only had a few short days to get one building ready and clear out another.” She stated several people have placed orders or reached out to her. She said, “I honestly haven’t been able to do anything except work on both stores.” “If you placed an order and needed it by a specific date it will be ready by the specified date.” Wright said, “If you placed an order and do not need it in a certain timeframe it may be a little longer than expected, but we ask that you please be patient with us.”
Wright said, “I thank you so much for your continued support and we should be up and running partially tomorrow (Wednesday, July 1) at 10 a.m. Our paint room, dressing room and bathroom are still under construction but we hope to have those complete or at least started on by the end of the week.”
During the shutdown of nonessential stores from March 15 until the end of May Cotton Pickin’ Cute continued with online orders. Wright said, “Some orders were for clothing, but most of the orders I received were for custom wood items that are made in my garage at home.” She says her Facebook page and the Facebook Group page for the shop are up and running; a website is under construction and will soon be available to place orders for clothing or special orders for the wood items.
She says they are going to branch into a small section of men and children’s clothing in the near future, but are waiting for the COVID pandemic to decrease.
“Come visit our new location and explore the store.” says Wright. She welcomes customers to browse through the new items just in.