Millie’s debuts in downtown Clare with gifts galore

March 27, 2015

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“The Millie’s Downtown idea came out my desire to open a second location and a belief that Clare could support another retail gift and accessory store in its downtown area,” said owner, Mary Ann Shurlow.

“As I looked back over the past 8-9 years Clare has lost quite a lot of retail starting with the Leprechaun Shoppe that is still missed today.  When the 518 N. McEwan location opened up, I began to 03-20-15 Millies 20150317_111233really consider that the timing may be just right to step up and take the plunge.  Over the past several months we have refurbished the store from top to bottom and added our own finishing touches,” she added.

Continuing Shurlow said, “Our product line will include women›s jewelry including the Lotti Dotti line, purses, scarves and other accessories.  We will be carrying Crabtree and Evelyn, Farmhouse Fresh and we have reintroduced Yankee Candles to Clare.  Stonewall Kitchen and Gourmet Village will be our premier food lines.  We have a infant and children’s area that includes books many gift items and an already popular line that supports women crafters in Bangladesh.  We will carry seasonal items, lamps and wall decor as well as some gift items for men including soaps, shaving items and socks.

“We will make every effort to keep our store stocked with new and different gift items and make it a lovely place to shop in Downtown Clare.  Millie›s will be a “sister” store to the Herrick House and will have completely different inventory so to provide two separate shopping experiences and complement the great shopping we already have in our wonderful downtown,” added Shurlow.
The name of the store and the pink color have a story all their own which you can find on their website…….”I will just say they are meant to honor my grandmother Mildred Maxwell.”3-20-15 Millies 20150317_110948

The store will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4.  Shurlow says she has a great staff that is excited to serve you.  They ask your pardon that there are no formal signs but Millie’s is part of the projected facade improvement for downtown Clare.  They have great parking with both a front and rear entrance so they invite everyone to come down and see them and SHOP WONDERFUL DOWNTOWN CLARE.   Their phone number is:  989-424-6456 and our webside is:  www.milliesdowntown.com.

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