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Hudson -- A new shopping area is growing on the southeast corner of state Routes 303 and 91.
The Green Roots Collection opened Jan. 2 at its new location in the Evaporator Works, 51 S. Main St., Suite 4 with hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Clothing and other items sold at The Green Roots Collection are manufactured by companies who do something to lower their carbon footprint, said GRC co-owner, Randy Baun. About 50 percent of the merchandise is made in the United States.
Green Roots Collection is the newest retailer to relocate to the Evaporator Works. In recent months Winds of Change Boutique, Outfitters Woman's Clothing, Gabriela's European Bakery and Molly Taylor Floral Designs have either opened or relocated their businesses at the Evaporator Works.
For the past seven years, Green Roots Collection, a contemporary apparel and gift boutique, has been a tenant at First and Main but closed shop at 41 Village Way Dec. 31 so it could reopen with a new look at its new address Jan. 2.
"We are very much looking forward to joining the many other independently owned shops and businesses that are revitalizing the Evaporator Works," Baun said. "It is great to see the expansion of shopping options in Hudson, and we are glad to be part of that growth."
Baun said he would miss the summer concerts on the First and Main Green and the aroma of Flip Side burgers, but looked forward to the move.
"I'm excited about GRC's next chapter and being part of the mix of shops re-energizing the Evaporator Works," Baun said.
The move is timed for the end of Christmas sales and the beginning of the spring season.
"If shoppers are tired of grays and black, they'll see bright happy colors," Baun said about the merchandise in the new location.
Although the square footage of the new store is smaller, the space is more efficient, Baun said. There will be four dressing rooms instead of two, and the floor plan maximizes the space so they will carry the same amount of inventory.
"The new space is much more size appropriate for our needs," said co-owner Patrick Randall. "The dark atmosphere and poor lighting of our former space, is a thing of the past. We now have a bright, industrial chic dcor that showcases our merchandise much better."
In addition to men and women's clothing, there will be home decor like lamps, end tables, glassware, dinnerware and gift items, Baun said.
"We will also be offering more home dcor and gifts than before," Randall said.
There will be more parking at the Evaporator Works with access to the development on both Main Street and Ravenna Street, Randall said.
"We believe our customers will appreciate these improvements," he added.
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