When owner Lisa Globenfelt first walked into the former Hastings Bootery building at the corner of Main Street and Warburton, she had no intention of purchasing the vacant space that once housed three different shops.
"I said to my husband, 'Let's just look,'" Globenfelt said.
Since the lease was almost up on her current space, Globenfelt said she had two choices: "I could either close the store or I could buy another building and do what I've always dreamed of doing."
She opted for the latter.
Globenfelt looks forward to being able to execute her own design and architectural visions. She's working with architect Mitchell Koch, who designed on Warburton, and is excited about his ideas.
"We just connected," she said. "And I love what he did at the bakery."
The "new" Chelsea's will actually be an "old" Chelsea's. With her storefront, Globenfelt wants to recreate a quaint old-town feel.
"It's a building from the early 1900's," she said. "I wanted to give the facade that kind of vibe."
Walk past the building now, and it's hard to imagine it with wood-plank floors and a tin ceiling—filled with brightly colored gifts, unique clothing and sparkling jewelry.
But soon it will be.
"I plan to bring in all of the successful lines we have here and incorporate some new merchandise as well," Globenfelt said. The "new" Chelsea's will also have a "home section."
"It's the perfect location, the perfect size, and the perfect village," she said. "I couldn't resist."
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