(Mankato, MN) – The historic Union Depot along South Riverfront Drive in Mankato now has its first ever retail tenant.
Vivian Rose Boutique is a women’s clothing and accessory store that’s holding its Grand Opening this weekend.
Vivian Rose Boutique was founded as an online store about a year ago by Mankato resident Sharry Swart. Swart says she has a keen interest in history and historic sites, so this spot in the Union Depot is her dream location.
And while store closing announcements have become common in Mankato and nationwide, Swart says retail is not dying, it’s just changing. She notes that while people do shop online more and more these days, people still crave stellar customer service and uniqueness – and that will allow for the growth of specialized retailers and boutiques such as Vivian Rose.
All pieces sold by Vivian Rose are selected personally by Swart, who says the online operation will continue as they grow the new brick and mortar location.
The store hours (subject to change) are:
Friday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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