A children’s boutique store in downtown Noblesville is closing its doors.
Shauna Metzger, who owns Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique at 876 Logan St., said she is closing her storefront business to focus more on her two children, but plans to maintain an online presence. Metzger originally opened the business eight years ago at 982 Logan St. before moving to its current location.
Metzger cited her children’s ongoing activities as one reason why she decided to close her downtown location, but noted Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique will have a booth space at Logan Village Mall, a store at 977 Logan St. The boutique has also purchased a vintage camper that will be available at events such as the farmer’s market as well, Metzger said.
Metzger thanked the community for supporting her business over the years, saying her customers are important to her. The downtown location will close Dec. 28.
“They have been loyal over the last eight years and some of them have turned into my very best friends, and we’re definitely going to miss the community aspect of being on the square and being a part of downtown Noblesville,” Metzger said.
Metzger said the business has had its ups and downs through the years, although she noted 2022 has been more difficult because of increased prices. She added that she hopes to use the vintage camper for birthday and tea parties and other events.
The camper will also be used at locations such as farmer’s markets, allowing the public to purchase baby clothes and other related items on-site, she said.
“It’s like shopping in a store but with a camper experience versus an in-store experience,” she said.
Metzger said My Lil Bloomers in downtown Noblesville will remain open through Dec. 28 for returns and exchanges.
“It was an honor and privilege to be a part of downtown Noblesville,” she said. “The community aspect of what we have down here is just undeniably better than anything we’ve experienced, and we’ll definitely miss our customers and we hope they continue to stay in touch with us … and I just want to say thank you.”