On the Turtles Back, a children and maternity consignment store, is opening in the former Larkin Art Studios on Water Street. Press release with more info added Tuesday 4/28 at 10am:
A group of young mothers, Rebecca Joyner, Mariza Dovis, and Rian Dovis have found themselves in the perfect economic climate to open their new business in downtown Harrisonburg.
Their consignment shop, On the Turtle’s Back, will have children’s clothes and maternity apparel as well as natural, wholesome goods for families. The three women decided to find a way to offer affordable family goods to the community which still allowed them to maintain a family-focused lifestyle. After years of friendship and family ties, the trio will have their grand opening this Saturday, May 2nd, at their downtown location, 10 Newman Avenue.
On the Turtle’s Back will sell a combination of high-quality consignments and local wholesome goods for mothers, infants, and toddlers. Many products offered will be natural, organic, or hand-made and all items will be from the local area. By providing local products, the entrepreneurs feel that “we greatly reduce our carbon imprint and benefit the local economy” says Rian Dovis, co-owner of On the Turtle’s Back. The store will also offer classes and workshops on birth and parenting, as well as hosting fun activities for the whole family.
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