Retail

Raleigh baby boutique moves to bigger quarters

March 22, 2013 

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique has moved – but just a few doors down. It’s now in the old USA Baby space in the Swift Creek Shopping Center at the intersection of Jones Franklin and Tryon roads in Raleigh. It now has three times the space for its natural baby products (think cloth diapers, natural rubber teethers, wooden toys, organic cotton clothing) and more room for classes and community activities.

The store, owned by Beth Richardson, will hold a grand opening celebration on April 20 with a daylong festival, $5,000 in raffle prizes, swag bags, a natural parenting expo and the Great Cloth Diaper Change. The latter is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record set in 2012 when participants simultaneously changed 8,251 babies into cloth diapers. The event is from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Medinah Outlet, an Islamic fashion store, has opened at 3035 C Fayetteville St. in Durham. The hours are from 9:30a.m. to 8 .pm. daily and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store sells among other things, scarves, hijab, tunics, henna for nails and body decorations.


In Clayton, Right Angles Framing & Art has relocated to 215 E Main St. (next to Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant). ... Clayton native Brandi Biggs opened art gallery and hair salon RocKandie Studio & Gallery at 114 W Main St. ... Kelly and Peter Norman, the new owners of The Wagner House, an event, wedding and reception destination have added a Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ... And the Clayton Food Town at 421 E. Second St. is now a Compare Foods. Manager Ariel Ramirez made some design and product changes and added a butcher.


Pier 1 Imports has opened at 152 Grand Hill Place in the Holly Springs Towne Center. The first 200 customers each day through Sunday will each receive a free reusable bag and a backscratcher.


V’s Kitchen has moved from N.C. 98 to the intersection of Miami Boulevard and T.W. Alexander in Durham. It will celebrate the move with a weeklong grand opening beginning Monday. There will be daily prize giveaways and discounts. Owner India Jackson will serve up Southern cuisine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Staff writers Amy Rue and Mary Cornatzer

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