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Limerick Tidy Towns January 2019 award goes to Mint Boutique

Owners of Mint Boutique, Michelle Loftus and Jean Sheahan being presented with the January 2019 Limerick Tidy Towns award by Maura O’Neill of Limerick City Tidy Towns.

Limerick Tidy Towns January 2019 award goes to Mint Boutique

Limerick City Tidy Towns have presented their first monthly award for 2019 to the newly opened Mint Boutique on Little Ellen Street. 

Owned by Michelle Loftus and Jean Sheahan, Mint Boutique opened its doors in November 2018 but while it may be a newcomer to the retail fashion scene in Limerick, its reputation is growing quickly, mainly due to word of mouth and its very active online presence which has attracted many new customers, particularly following recent mentions by prominent figures such as Aoibhin Garrihy. Michelle and Jean wanted a store that would provide the ladies of Limerick a mix of styles at affordable prices, catering for occasion wear, glam nights out on the town and stylish comfy casuals. They have recently expanded their store to include hats for hire by Graceful. Mint’s website, which will include an online shop, is currently under production.

Maura says, “It is always a joy for our volunteers to see previously empty and neglected premises brought back to life by new occupants, and Michelle and Jean have achieved this perfectly with their beautiful new boutique. From their quality signage, striking mint coloured paintwork, exterior flower boxes and highly attractive window displays, it is clear that the outward appearance of this new boutique is as important to its owners as the quality of the products they sell. They have created a luxurious yet relaxing shopping environment which has highlighted the potential of this very attractive pedestrianised little street, especially given its link between the city’s retail centre and the Milk Market area”.

As Limerick City Tidy Towns monthly winner for January, Mint Boutique is their first winner for 2019 and will be in with the chance of winning this year’s overall prize at their annual event to be held early in 2020. The overall winner for 2018 has already been selected by an online poll, and all winners will shortly be invited to Limerick Tidy Towns 2019 event where the winner will be announced and prize awarded.

If you wish to volunteer with Limerick City Tidy Towns, they meet every Sunday morning at 11AM at the corner of Thomas Street and O’Connell Street, and on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm outside the White House during summer months. 

For more information about Mint Boutique, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram via @mintboutiquelimerick, you can call them on 087-3436658 or simply drop into the shop at Little Ellen Street. 

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