COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – Peggy Christy still remembers the aspirations she had as a highschooler.
“I’ve had a dream way back in the back of my mind since I was a teenager of opening my own small boutique” she said.
Christy’s dream came true on Thursday.
Along with her business partner Melissa Kinser, she premiered Moondance Botique at its shop located on the corner of Route 7 and 14 in Columbiana.
The new women’s fashion boutique became the first store to open in the new Firestone Farms complex, which is named after Columbiana tire mogul Harvey Firestone.
“It’s exciting to see it go from those first conversations, to now it’s kind of hard to believe that it’s actually open,” said Jeremy Mackall, co-owner of Firestone Farms.
Locals say that a boutique like this is long overdue.
“A women’s clothing store? That’s totally awesome,” Chris Davis said. “Now we don’t have to travel further than just a few miles.”
The owners are paying homage to the Firestone family with a portrait of Elizabeth, who was apparently a fashionista.
“It’s special to me that it’s owned by women,” Davis said. “Because I own a printing company in town and you know ours is owned by a woman.”
The ladies said they have a lot of hard work in front of them. But for now, it’s about basking in the celebration.
“It is so amazing to have a dream become a reality for us,” Kinser said. “We’ve worked very hard to make that dream happen. They don’t just always happen, but we’ve had some amazing angels looking over us.”
Check out Moondance Botique’s Facebook page here.