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Beverly has seen some new gift shops open since the pandemic and serves the community with their wares.

There are two different companies in a building with Small Town Creations and Charlotte Anne Boutique, located at 127 Third St.

Charlotte Anne Boutique is the offshoot of the store’s online presence, said owner Lexie Reed. “I was not happy with just doing online and thought I would give something else to the community and the opportunity to buy locally.”

Charlotte Anne wears boutique clothing and accessories.

Reed said the two-in-one deal with Small Town Creations owner Jordan Schilling came from the fact that they were both mothers and wanted the flexibility of their own business.

Photo by Amy Phelps Some of the Black Rifle Coffee products worn by Route 60 Vintiques and Gift Boutique.

Schilling said that most of her family owns their own businesses and that she has always wanted to do the same. “When the building came up, we took it.”

Small Town Creations has graphic t-shirts, home decor, menswear and baby products.

“It’s very varied here” in Schilling.

“I really wanted to bring good quality clothes locally so people would not have to go to the mall,” in Reed.

Popular products can be very dependent on the season, but Reed said that jeans remain so, and right now flannel jackets are a big seller.

Photo by Amy Phelps Route 60 Vintiques and Gift Boutique provides unique gift items at 104 5th St. in Beverly.

Schilling said Frost Buddy items, home decor and graphic t-shirts have all been popular. She said she has had inquiries about bulk orders for t-shirts and is looking forward to screen printing in the future.

Both stores hope to expand their online presence, with websites and stores that can be purchased.

Both stores are on Facebook.

At 104 5th St. Route 60 Vintiques and Gift Boutique has recently shifted its focus from antiques to gift items.

“I originally opened in October 2017,” said owner Matthew Hardesty. The store was an outgrowth of his and his partner’s online antique shops, with a shop window for products. The store originally had a small amount of new products, including Dixie Bell chalk paint for furniture painting (which continues to be a popular seller today), but when the new products began to sell more than the antique and vintage ones, Hardesty decided to turn around.

“Just before the pandemic, I changed my focus to being more of a vintage-style gift shop,” he said.

The store’s popular products include Black Rifle Coffee and Chala handbags.

“I’m looking for companies that give back” he said, mentioning all the work that Black Rifle Coffee does for veterans. Chala’s vegan bags are “high quality bags at a reasonable price,” and also donate money to animal rescue services.

Route 60 Vintiques also has many products made locally or in Ohio, including jewelry, soap, room sprays, teas and more.

There are also handbags, dish towels, t-shirts, home furnishings and many other eye-catching products, most of which are made in America.

“I’m trying to find things you can not find anywhere else” In Hardesty.

“It’s a vintage gift shop,” he said. “Gifts with sass and a lot of class.”

Customers can also shop in the store at route60vintiques.com and can be found on Facebook.

Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.

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