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Boutique takes advantage of vacant space

The relocation of Queen City Market created an opening for a new business to come to the area.

Downtown Selma welcomed Trendy Chic Boutique this week. The boutique will occupy Queen City Market’s former location at 127 Broad St.

Trendy Chic will join the host of restaurants, boutiques and businesses that keep the downtown area thriving. The comfort, trendy and business clothing store will operate its business hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday hours have yet to be determined.

Marshell Wilson, owner of the 5-year-old boutique, said she was introduced to Selma as a student at Concordia College Selma. She said while in the city as a student, she felt a need to bring her business to the area.

“I felt like there was a need here that could be met with a lot of the businesses in the mall closing,” she said. “I was in Maplesville and it was slow, but what I noticed was that a lot of customers were coming from Selma.”

Wilson said after noticing her Selma following, she decided to bring the store closer to them. She started looking for a vacancy downtown, and after speaking with another local business owner, she obtained her store’s new home.

“I had spoken to Mandy a few months ago about the location and at that time it was not available,” Wilson said. “Then after I received a phone call that Queen City Market was moving down the street, I called [Mandy] again and [the space] was available.”

Wilson said she is positive the move will be beneficial to the area, the community and her business.

“I am very excited. I feel like the door opened for me to be here for a reason,” she said. “ I feel like if God opens a door he’s surely going to provide, and make it successful, so I’m excited to see what’s in store.”

The boutique is now open for business.