Dutch Greeters welcomed Déjà vu Consignments, Creative Inspirations and Roose Adventures to their new, shared space on Dec. 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Déjà vu Consignments now has a second location to sell higher-end, secondhand clothing, including purses and new boutique items. Owner Heather Amos says her team has always discussed bringing the shop downtown, but their inventory is too large to move everything to a new location. So, Amos and her team decided to bring a piece of the store downtown.
Creative Inspirations has been in business for four years and offers embroidery, screen printing and personalized, giftable items. Vice president Tiffany Van Zante says customers have requested their secondhand purchases at Déjà vu Consignments be embroidered in addition to both new and personal items.
“I love my job, and I love being creative and thinking of new ideas,” says manager and designer Brenda Rawls. “I’m super excited to have a store uptown, and it’s always fun to hear feedback from customers on what they think would be good ideas. We’re growing and learning as we go.”
Van Zante says she’s always wanted her own retail space after primarily working out of her home and selling items online. The shop also offers Pella Community and Pella Christian fan gear, and Van Zante says she’s had conversations with Central College to hopefully offer collegiate apparel in the shop as well.
“Eventually, we’d love to get to the point where they can buy an item, have their name embroidered on it in the shop and pick it up an hour later,” says Van Zante. “Instant, unique items is our eventual goal.”
Roose Adventures is a travel agency that can book any trip, including cruises, group bus tours and excursions, Disney vacations and honeymoons. Kim Roose owns and operates the business and plans to have her own office in the shared location.
All three businesses are located at 724 Main Street.