Boutique to open at downtown Jones421 marketplace

June 22, 2018

MK Threads Boutique will be the newest small business joining the first-floor marketplace at Jones421.

It’s owned by Kelly Grovijahn and Melanie Houston and began in 2017 as an online store.

The boutique opened a physical storefront last summer at Nordic Hall, 218 W. 13th St., along with pop-up shops during busy times.

It will hold a pop-up shop in its space next to Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight and hopes to open permanently yet this summer.

“We are super excited about it. We love the Jones building,” the owners said in a statement.

“We love the layout, the courtyard, and everyone renting seems to be a really supportive community. We really love that. We are also excited about the future of the area with the free concert venue coming. We feel like it will be a very exciting place to be.”

The boutique sells women’s clothing, accessories and shoes, with a focus on comfort, style and affordability, the owners said.

Shoppers also will discover another new option at Jones421.

Sharing the Dream has opened at the front of the building across from The Source. It’s the space that originally was Game Chest before the game store moved to a larger spot at Jones421.

Sharing the Dream began in Vermillion in the 1990s. Owner Diane Nesselhuf works with artisans primarily in Guatemala as well as Kenya and Thailand to design fair-trade custom products including weavings, scarves, handbags, kitchen decor, recycled hand-blown glass and jewelry.

Summer hours at Jones421 are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Those shopping or dining at Jones421 tonight also can hear the Hegg Brothers from 6 to 9 p.m.


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Boutique to open at downtown Jones421 marketplace

The downtown Jones421 building has some new shopping options.

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