Vicki’s Unique Boutique brings building back to life

Vicki's Unique Boutique

Walt and Vicki Hart and son Kevin Brewster and grandson Tyler Steagall in the newly opened Vicki’s Unique Boutique. Photo by Charlene Helm/staff photo

OROVILLE – Vicki’s Unique Boutique has opened at 1423 Main in the former Pub Tavern, which was at one time a bowling alley, so there’s lots of space for their goods,

Vicki Hart is from Corvallis, Ore. and she moved here with her husband Walt, an Oroville native, in 1999.

“We opened a thrift store two years ago on 14th Avenue and soon ran out of room,” said Vicki Hart. “We have all kinds of household items, knick-knacks, trinkets, jewelry, electronics, etc.”

The hours of operation for the store are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“I have a separate boutique with hundreds of wedding, prom and attendant dresses. My dresses were purchased out of this area. I have them for rent or sale,” said the shop’s namesake.

The building also has a party room that seats about 100 people and the couple will be holding community functions and parties there.

“Our business on 14th was so successful we needed more room. We offer fun shopping with constantly changing merchandise.”

The couple also owns Hart’s Automotive Collision Repair “in our spare time.”

“Our family is passionate about reusing and recycling goods so we enjoy offering people reasonably priced items. Our friends and this entire community has been extremely generous with wonderful donations,” she said

The Harts have three grown kids, five grandkids and one great grandson.

They can also be reached by calling (509) 560-9479.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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