Treasures Boutique preparing to celebrate 20 years of business | Local


The adage “time flies when you are acquiring fun” rings correct for Mary Nyffeler.

When the Treasures Boutique owner seems back her very last two a long time proudly owning the small business in Columbus, she said she finds it hard to feel it is been so prolonged.

“It’s actually long gone in a blink of an eye for me,” Nyffeler said. “… It’s genuinely hard for me to believe that. It is all absent pretty immediately.”

Treasures Boutique – which opened in May 2002 – is celebrating its 20th anniversary by having a thirty day period-extensive celebration starting this future May perhaps at the shop, 2511 13th St. To mark the occasion, the boutique will have 20% discounts throughout the thirty day period, going from one particular department of the retail outlet to the upcoming every single week.

“I do consider of this retailer being departmental,” Nyffeler claimed. “We do have a very good part of the front listed here staying floral and then we get into a large amount of purses and jewellery and then the complete back again is apparel.”

Nyffeler originally started off with an antique booth and from there opened her own antique shop. In the beginning, the retailer was typically house to older merchandise with some items also for sale.

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But now, Nyffeler stated, it’s flipped all-around exactly where only a handful of antiques can be uncovered at Treasures. The boutique capabilities women’s equipment and clothing, presents, house décor and a lot more

“That’s nevertheless my really like,” she reported of antiquing. “That’s however what I do on weekends. I seem for antiques.”

Treasures is presently at its 3rd locale downtown. It initially commenced a few of blocks absent from its existing site prior to going to a making on 25th Avenue and 13th Street. Then in 2009 Treasurers moved across the street to exactly where it stands currently.

Anne Weber – who operates Treasures Boutique’s social media platforms and promoting – explained she remembers shopping at the boutique when it very first opened.

“It’s normally been my most loved position to store,” Weber reported. “It’s just a big anxiety reliever to come in right here and glance all over. She’s generally had a fantastic eye for what to acquire at market place and how to place alongside one another the retail store.”

Nyffeler also praised Weber, indicating she has taken Treasures’ advertising and marketing “to the subsequent amount.”

Nyffeler mentioned she’s discovered the downtown alter really a little bit above the a long time. She added her recent location was the moment the household of a Radio Shack in advance of she moved in. 

“Pretty a lot each and every business up and down this road – other than Columbus Songs, Tooley’s and Barbara Jean’s – has modified a couple of times,” Nyffeler explained.

Weber stated she’s been surprised Treasures has been all over for 20 yrs. She extra “it’s quite the feat” thinking of Nyffeler dealt with the 2008 money collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nyffeler reported she was appreciative of the local community getting supportive for the previous two decades.

“I just want to thank Columbus and our patrons for supporting us around the many years,” she mentioned. “… I’ve been grateful to have the help that we have had.”

Andrew Kiser is a reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him by means of e-mail at [email protected].


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