BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon’s Main Street will say goodbye to Tateep Unique Boutique after one last weekend of sales.
Lisa Hulver, owner of Tateep Unique Boutique, said she is closing the boutique’s doors to spend more time with family.
“There were lots of reasons, but mostly I just wanted to retire after working six days a week, every week since we opened,” Hulver said. “Between that and not getting enough family time, that is why.”
The shop will be open this Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and they will begin moving out Tuesday. The store has been there since 2017, Hulver said.
“It officially became mine June 27, 2017,” she said. “I started inquiring into buying it in February, so it’s been six years officially. It’s been good; I don’t even know how to explain it, but I’m glad I did it because I actually found out there was a whole new Lisa … because I was in an office all my life, and this allowed me to stretch my creativity. The friendships I have acquired since I’ve been here have just been amazing.”
All the retail items remaining in the store will be 60 percent off, and Hulver said she hopes to sell most items by Monday.
“My goal was for every woman that walks in here, no matter what her age, size, likes, dislikes, I wanted to have something for every woman to come in here to find something that would make them happy, and I think I have done that, and I’ve tried to keep it as unique as I possibly could,” Hulver said. “I just thank everyone that has made an effort to come in here the last couple of weeks, knowing that I was going to leave, but I want to especially thank all those that have been loyal to me from the first year and still come in and shop.”
All shoppers will be asked to sign the book at the front of the shop, commemorating all the people that supported Tateep.
“I started that my second year here, so I’ve been having people sign the book when they come in,” Hulver said. “There’s been people from all over the world, and it’s in our book, so I’ve been trying to get everyone that comes in to sign it this month; one of these days, it could become a famous book.”
Hulver said she does not know what will become of the Main Street location after they finish closing, but she has heard there have been several inquiries.