OTTAWA — A clothing boutique for children called The Olive Tree Boutique opened at a new location in Ottawa Saturday and offers clothing, shoes, weather apparel, toys and accessories.
Ottawa resident Allison Schroeder opened the business Saturday at 445 E. Main St. next to First Federal Bank across from Ottawa Post Office. Schroeder is married to Jake and they have two daughters, Quinn, 3, and Katem, 8. The Schroeders are 2004 graduates of Ottawa High School and they have lived in Ottawa since 2009. Allison started college at Concord University in West Virginia where she played soccer for two years. She transferred to Wright State University in Dayton, where she earned a marketing degree in 2007.
The business is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays and Mondays.
The business was previously located in the Odd Fellows building on the second floor next to the courthouse for six months and most recently on South Hickory Street across from Ottawa Dry Cleaners for the past two years.
“This location is more visible. I have a visual product and need people to be able to come and see it,” Schroeder said.
Clothing is available for boys and girls newborn to size 16 in what Schroeder describes as a kid-friendly environment. She said she wants customers to feel free to bring their children while they shop and get quality items at reasonable prices.
“We have everything from casual to dress up and formal clothing. A lot of times customers come in when they are looking for coordinating outfits for family photos,” Schroeder said.
The shop offers clothes of varying formalities and styles, dress-up costumes, shoes, toys and baby gear.
A play area is set up with bean bags and play kitchen toys where children can be entertained while their parents shop.
Visit the business on Facebook at The Olive Tree Boutique and Instagram or www.shoptotboutique.com. The business phone number is 419-615-1064.
Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.