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Hello Boutique Relocates to Hamden


After decades in downtown New Haven, Hello Boutique has relocated to the beloved nearby Whitneyville neighborhood of Hamden. Situated between The Soup Girl and Whitneyville Market in a brick building with a simple storefront, A store with special clothing and desirable accessories from around the world, Hello Boutique is owned by husband and wife team Greg Catalano and Kristen Herman, who are Hamden residents.

 Hello Boutique converted the former First Niagara Bank at 1246 Whitney Avenue into a boutique with warehouse and photo studio and have exposed antique tin ceilings, knocked down walls, and are re-purposing fixtures for a warm and functional space. Upon entering the store, Hello Boutique’s shiny industrial copper fixtures create a context with which the American, French, Dutch and Japanese lines can exist within the intimacy of the environment. Two dressing rooms are nestled in a cozy nook off to the side of the store. Labels such as Porto, Planet, Alembika, Bryn Walker, Flax and Moyuru mingle with wood tables, plants and friendly sales help. The basement houses a white-painted photography studio designed for maximal light. There is a raw yet eclectic simplicity to the 2,000-square-foot space.

 “I am very pleased to see yet another small business choosing to call Hamden home. The Whitneyville community is a great area to set-up shop, and I am sure Hello Boutique will add quite a bit of flair to the neighborhood. Hamden is constantly attracting new, unique businesses to our communities and Hello Boutique is certainly one of a kind. I wish Kristen and Greg the very best as they settle into their new location!” commented Mayor Curt Balzano Leng.

 To those inclined to shop from home or browse before heading to the store there is always www.helloboutique.com, the thriving website where consumers can peruse new pieces from favorite designers. Hello Boutique is so excited to embark on this adventure and looks forward to becoming a hub for fashion, community and connection. For 40 years, Hello Boutique has been delighting customers with an ever-evolving array of thoughtful and innovative clothing and accessories from international and American labels.

 The Town is pleased to welcome Hello Boutique as part its focus on developing strong commercial districts in mixed used neighborhoods like Whitneyville. “For some time residents have been asking for more upscale stores in Hamden. We are so pleased Hello Boutique has relocated here. It is a great addition to a great neighborhood”, stated Dale Kroop, Director of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization.

 Jed Backus of Backus Real Estate represented the building owner, and was instrumental in bringing Hello Boutique to their new Hamden location. “With our offices right up the street at 1220 Whitney Ave, this deal is particularly satisfying as it brings another great business to the main shopping area of Whitneyville. Hello Boutique will be a great asset to this community,” commented Jed Backus. Backus Real Estate is a full service real estate firm representing owners and tenants throughout the state of Connecticut, with their main offices located in Hamden for over 20 years.

 Hello Boutique is located at 1246 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut. Free parking next to Whitneyville Food Center is convenient and close. Call us at 203-562-0204 or visit us on the web at www.helloboutique.com




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