Resale Shop Offers ‘Bearly Used’ Items

Offering new and gently used children’s clothing, accessories and baby equipment, Bearly There Boutique LLC in Bellaire is under new ownership by the mother-daughter team of Eva Lemmon of Martins Ferry and?Amber Roeder of Cadiz.

The store, located at 3285 Belmont St. next to Rigas Restaurant, had its soft opening in February and a grand opening celebration on June 2.

Lemmon said her daughter was getting her car fixed in Bellaire when she spotted the “really cute store” that was for sale. She called her and suggested they purchase it.

The resale shop offers clothing for boys and girls ages newborn to 18, Lemmon said, as well as portable cribs, bouncy chairs, high chairs, hats and shoes.

Lemmon said new items she has purchased for the store include specialty baskets for baby showers, girls’ dresses for special occasions, hair accessories and trendy toddler shoes.

Roeder is married and the mother of two children, ages 8 and 16 months. She has limited time and lives farther away, Lemmon said, so “90 percent of the time” Lemmon is running the shop. Lemmon said she has worked in retail in the past, but this is the first time she has had her own business.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.