BOUNTIFUL — Come to The Urban Boutique and stay a while.
That’s what Juli Harris wants customers to do.
The boutique is in what was the Hostess/Wonder Bread Store at 2110 S. Orchard Drive in Bountiful.
Harris envisions it as a comfortable, friendly place where customers can come and do more than shop – kind’ve like the old Cheers TV show.
That long running show centered on a basement bar in Boston. The Urban Boutique has a bar, but it’s a Bead Bar, complete with swivel chairs and a couple of tables.
“People can bead and talk,” Harris said. “It’s not just a place to come.”
Kids can learn how to make sand castle jewelry and more in arts and crafts classes.
“Unique things” sold there and nowhere else include a hand-carved walking stick by Heber City resident Larry Edwards.
Into carving for the last 10-15 years, he had out-of-the ordinary chess sets and nutcrackers on display last week.
Another vendor creates pillows stitched with sayings such as, “My house was clean last week...sorry you missed it!” and “Grandchildren are proof that great things come in small packages.”
Vendors rent space and can change items for sale as desired. “It’ll never be the same store inside twice,” Harris said.
She envisions activities indoors and in the parking lot for Halloween, during the Christmas holiday season and year-round. A neighborhood resident, she also wants to get nearby businesses involved in seasonal events.
Harris is a crafter herself and sold crafts as a vendor at the old Country Harvest Crafts Boutique then operated by Lee and Lona Earl.
Harris and her husband Ken Harris acquired the business from the Earls, who own Top Hat Video.
See the coloring book entry from The Urban Boutique in this issue of the Clipper. It features a $25 top prize and more.
For more information, call 385-399-7125.