GLENS FALLS — Fajitas and empanadas are giving way to dresses and accessories, as a women’s clothing shop is looking to move into space formerly occupied by a Mexican restaurant on Ridge Street.
Jennifer Denis is proposing to operate Shine Style Boutique at the 14 Ridge St. space that was formerly home to Poblano’s Authentic Mexican Food.
Denis is projecting to open Feb. 1.
“This is an awesome spot,” she said.
Denis said Wednesday that she left her previous career as an architect at JMZ Architects and Planners a few years ago. She was looking to do something different after she had her children. She has been selling the popular women’s clothing line LuLaRoe for the last year and a half.
Now, she is branching out on her own.
“I’ve always wanted my own boutique for as long as I can remember,” she said.
Denis is also going to have a personal styling lounge to offer advice to clients. She said she has a pretty large clientele that is following her to her new store.
“It’s going to be my niche in the area,” she said.
She plans to carry sizes from small to 3X. She said she gets a lot of requests for plus sizes.
Denis said she does not have to do a lot of renovations to the building — just some painting and cosmetic changes, including adding some dressing rooms.
The rear of the building will contain the styling lounge, which will feature a television, magazines and comfortable seating. She envisions a place where people can have a snack and hang out.
“I’m a very social person, so I’m looking forward to it,” she said.
Denis said she also will have a kids’ nook with some activities.
“They can be entertained, so mom can shop,” she said.
The restaurant had been at the location since March of this year. Before that, it was at a location on Warren Street. Owner Mark Brown said in a previous interview with The Post-Star that he moved because he wanted to be in a location with more foot traffic.
The Planning Board will review the application at its meeting at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall. It is part of a busy agenda that also includes review of proposals to build a larger Stewart’s Shop on Warren Street, renovate a warehouse building on Pruyn’s Island for the Argyle Cheese Farmer’s manufacturing operation, build new townhouses at the site an apartment building that was demolished after a fire at 14 Culvert St. and open a new barbershop at 484 Glen St.