Bodega Boutique is expanding its mission and footprint by relocating to 104 Portland Street next month. The new space will offer a larger, brighter space to shop a curated collection of womenswear, accessories, and art in downtown Dartmouth, as well as support entrepreneurs and new businesses with the addition of the Elizabeth Brown Common Space.
As a designated spot within Bodega, the Elizabeth Brown Common Space will be available for weekly, monthly or quarterly rentals to entrepreneurs, artists, and makers for a nominal flat fee.
Established in 2014, Bodega Boutique brings accessible fashion options to the growing population of downtown Dartmouth. The small boutique offers high-quality garments and an intimate shopping experience that shopping malls and big box stores simply can’t provide.
Through the determination and enthusiasm of owner Kate Hamilton, Bodega established a loyal customer base and in just one year, grew into much more than a retail store. They created new opportunities for the local community to come together, including the Halloween Costume Parade, Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl, Easter Egg Hunt and the Dartmouth Fashion Showcase. Local brands including Your Father’s Collection, Ambrose Designs, TNT Candles and Damara Mossman Jewelry used Bodega as a launching pad for their own success. And Bodega’s sponsorship of signature events such as PRISMATIC and the upcoming performance of Ordinary Rebels by Mocean Dance helped to generate more support for Dartmouth’s growing arts scene.
With their move to a bigger location, Bodega’s vision for revitalizing downtown Dartmouth and sparking entrepreneurial success will continue to grow. Local brands such as Twigg & Feather and Dartmouth Clothing will be permanently featured within the new store, and rentals of the Elizabeth Brown Common Space will include retail services and promotional support, as well as special events that introduce the featured products and businesses to the community.
Bodega’s current location on Wentworth Street will close on January 31st, and the store will re-open in its new location on Portland Street in mid-February.