Lexington retail store alterations possession once more and options to modify its title

On the outside the house, Magalene’s Boutique in downtown Lexington appears to be the similar as it has for more than a yr, but a peek inside exhibits you some thing has undoubtedly improved.

The dim brunette functioning about the clothing and accessories keep is the first large adjust. Samantha Sturgill Ricks, a 2011 Central Davidson Large College graduate, obtained the retailer at the close of June and opened it now, July 13.

The retail outlet now has an open up feel to it with the clothing, jewelry and purse shows being pushed in opposition to the partitions of the store. 

Whilst the title, for now, remains Magalene’s, it far too, will improve soon. The mother of three will rename the shop Gabrielle Stylish after her oldest child.

Improve is the norm for Ricks. Considering that substantial school graduation adjust has been a continuous in her existence. She moved absent to go to Virginia Tech University to develop into an architect. Fell in appreciate with historical architecture and  switched her key and occupation decision. Next, she had a infant, bought married, experienced two a lot more small children, finished higher education, moved to Virginia Beach front and at last moved back again household to Davidson County in February 2020 — a person month right before COVID-19 adjusted her hometown and her daily life all over again.

Samantha Ricks is the new owner of Magalene's Boutique and will change the store's name soon to Gabrielle Chic after her 9-year-old daughter.

“We had been heading to travel and see the country,” she mentioned. “Then COVID-19 shut every little thing down.”

Lastly, Ricks settled into staying a continue to be-at-home mother and aiding with some drafting jobs at her dad’s business, Sturgill Engineering. She began strolling close to downtown Lexington to choose in the architecture of the aged structures when she stopped into Magalene’s just one day and acquired operator Cyndi Garrison required to sell the retail store she had just bought from her sister-in-law, Lisa Everette, in December 2020.