A new children’s clothing store and boutique opened last month in East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village. Pink Lemonade Boutique
celebrated its official grand opening with a Nov. 10 ribbon cutting at 703 Bagley Ave. SE.
Jill Zagar co-owns Pink Lemonade Boutique with her mother, Paula Hall, and said she got the idea to open the children’s clothing boutique after helping a friend start her own boutique in Pentwater called The Lemonade Stand.
“I like to shop; everything in my store is stuff I would buy for myself,” Zagar says, adding that she was in charge of buying all of the inventory for The Lemonade Stand and somewhere along the line, “got the bug.”
With an existing full-time job at Aquinas College, Zagar says she likes Pink Lemonade’s proximity to the school because it offers an easy commute for both her and the students she employs.
“I love the community of Gaslight Village, and it’s very close to Aquinas, so I have my students work for me,” she says. “And it’s nice for them because it’s close, and then I can stop in on my lunches and see how things are going.”
Featuring “unique gifts for children, home, and her,” Zagar says she designed Pink Lemonade Boutique’s interiors to be as fun and whimsical as her products.
“I wanted it to feel fun,” she says. “I wanted everyone to be able to find something for either a baby or for her, or for the home. I wanted it to have a neat feeling when you walk inside that you can’t leave without getting something.”
For more information, visit Pink Lemonade Boutique on Facebook
By Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Pink Lemonade Boutique