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Victory Galleria Grand Opening

Victory Highway Galleria of Shops is open for business.

Victory Galleria Grand Opening

March 15, 2013

Painted Post- (WENY) Some Painted Post retailers are gearing up for a big weekend. Victory Highway Galleria of Shops is open for business.

“Every weekend I want have vendors in here and fill the building and have a good time,” said Valerie Rook, owner of Pookie’s Little Britches

This weekend's grand opening is expected to be a great start to a new community shopping center.  A once a forgotten building turned into a retailer’s heaven.

"Somebody can come in and have a cup of coffee sit and read the paper have breakfast and lunch in our café now, just somewhere to come and meet people and have a good time,” said Rook

Taking on such a large empty space was an overwhelming experience for Rook and eight local shops, but now that the paint is up and the shelves are stocked they are ready to open their doors.

            “Its already just getting the word out and already I have had a lot of interest and people wanting custom orders,” said Mandie Close, owner of Mandie Marie’s Mended Treasures.

The new space now includes a café and a locally grown produce shop. Plans are also in the works to add a party room and children’s gym.

     . For Valerie, Pookie’s Little Britches is growing fast and she’s excited to have a new place for her community to come together.

“My grandparents they called me Pookie and my brother Little Britches, they’re in heaven and I know their looking down,” said Rook.

The Galleria will be open Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are thinking of setting up your own shop there are still open spots for vendors and businesses.