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With Boardwalk Opens Shops Open Batavia Comes Back to life

Jun 13, 2020 03:45AM ● By Cassidy Newberry
BATAVIA, IL – Curious shoppers and people just ready to get back to some level of normalcy found the perfect setting with the opening downtown Batavia’s Boardwalk Shops. They opened this morning at 9am alongside another successful morning at the
Batavia Farmers’ Market.

Max, owner of Unboring Granola, is thrilled with the turnout, "It's only 9:30 and I've sold so many bags that I just hope I don't run out of stock before the end of the day."

The Boardwalk Shops are designed to attract small business, create more retail shopping, and
bring people into Downtown Batavia to enjoy this unique destination, and the rest of the
downtown community.

The tiny house-styled shops, located at 114 East Wilson Street across from Bocaditos, Oak & Swine, Wilson Street Tavern and Six + Cypress, will host eight new businesses for the 2020 season.

2020 Boardwalk Shop Businesses:
 The Unboring Granola – natural butter-baked granola and other goodies
 Desmond Brown Design- handmade pillows, gifts and seasonal decor
 Dash Ten Works- wood signs, boxes, custom designs, furniture, gifts and more
 Larson Pet Shack- wholesome, high-quality pet supplies and treats
 The Other Half- locally made leather goods, menswear, and other gifts
 Haylie B’s Bakery- freshly baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods
 Light & Pine Collective- handmade candles, scents, home décor and other curated
artisan items
 The Sweet Life Confectionary - Candy and confections

“The Unboring Granola is proud to be a part of the Batavia Boardwalk Shops.” said shop owner
Max Mong. “We look forward to sharing our story and our granola with this amazing
community!”

Batavia Boardwalk Shops season will run from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, October
31 with all shops open on Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. In collaboration with Batavia Boardwalk Shop host organization Batavia
MainStreet, extended hours will happen monthly till 8 p.m. during the Second Fridays in
Downtown Batavia promotions.

Individual shops may offer additional open hours, or host pick-up services at other times than
indicated.

“It is very exciting to see this collaboration with the City of Batavia, Batavia MainStreet and
many community volunteers and businesses filled with new businesses moving in and getting
ready to open in Downtown Batavia,” said Bob Hansen, Batavia Boardwalk Shop Project
Manager and Owner of Funway Ultimate Entertainment.

Due to adjustments made for Covid-19 regulations in Illinois, the Batavia Boardwalk Shops
encourage everyone to wear a mask, stay home if feeling sick, and in order to maintain social
distance, one shopper in each store at a time (until regulations change.) Many of the shops
will have online and pre-order options as well both from their Facebook pages and websites.
Take some time to get to know the 2020 Batavia Boardwalk Shop Businesses and in the words
of the Boardwalk Shop’s resident baker Haylie Bollweg of Haylie B’s Bakery - “Bake the world a
better place.”

For more information on the Batavia Boardwalk Shops and Batavia MainStreet please visit
downtownbatavia.com and follow both on Facebook and Instagram.