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.