A new store is set to open at 349 N.E. Myra Road, the former location of the Sustainable Living Center. The operation, DeBouche, is owned by mother and daughter team, Terry Baker and Amy Reser.
"We both like really unusual things. My daughter and I both love jewelry and handbags," Baker said.
Their vision for the store, according to Baker and Reser, is to offer objects of true interest and enduring value. "We have spent years scouring antique stores, estate sales and auctions to find unusual pieces that you don't see anywhere else. Our style is fresh and incorporates modern pieces with some old fashioned flair thrown in."
They refurbish older pieces as well as carry new furnishings, handbags and jewelry, with a special emphasis on mid-century modern.
According to Baker and Reser, DeBouche (pronounced: Day-boo-shay) means an outlet or market for goods.
"This shop is something that we have always wanted to do. We looked for a suitable location for two years. Finally we mentioned to David Corbett, Broker at Lloyds Real Estate of our desire to open our own shop." Baker and Reser said they fell in love with the charm of the building right away.
The store will be open Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. until closing, and closing time will depend on the number of shoppers at the end of the day. The store can be reached at 520-0348.