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From dream to reality

Classy and Sassy Boutique owner Tanya Wagner (right) poses at the store’s new location, 1425 McMillan St., on Thursday. Erin Trester/Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — Classy and Sassy Boutique opened its doors Thursday at a new location, 1425 McMillan St.

Tanya Wagner, the boutique’s owner, said that the store is “truly a dream come true.”

Wagner started as a business owner in 2008 with Tanya’s Tastefully Totes, selling purses and wallets as a home-based business. Quickly outgrowing the space in her home, Classy and Sassy Boutique was born in July 2013. However, Wagner said she knew she would soon outgrow that store as well.

“The old store I knew would just be a starter store, and I would just have it for the short term,” Wagner said.

She quickly decided to start looking for a new property to expand her business.

“I called the (Worthington) Chamber to see if they knew of any vacant buildings, but when I saw the ‘For Sale’ sign on this property — plus it’s right next to my mother’s house — I knew I had to get it,” Wagner said.

Construction began in October 2013 on the new 1,800-square-foot location, which Wagner said represents an increase from the 1,000 square feet available at the previous site.

“It’s a relief and joy to be finally done. … This has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Wagner said.

The store has fun and creative clothing styles for women, and Wagner said she hopes to expand inventory.

“I do have a small men’s collection at the store, which I plan to expand on soon, and I want to add more extended sized clothing as well,” she said.

While Classy and Sassy Boutique has been a part of the local business community for a year, Wagner said she is happy to bring more local shopping options to residents.

“I’m just glad I can bring something to Worthington and have people shop local,” she said.

Classy and Sassy’s store hours will change starting next week. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The store will be closed Sunday.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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