Tiny Crab, LLC, a children’s clothing and accessory shop, opened for business Monday on John Clayton Memorial Highway. It is located near Peace Frogs and the 7-Eleven at the corner of Crab Thicket Road.
A grand opening will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, with refreshments, giveaways and vendors being arranged.
Owner Dixie L. DeLutis of Gloucester works at the store part-time. She works full-time as a registered nurse manager at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital in Tappahannock.
Her husband, Patrick, manages the store full-time, while her mother. Sheila A. Korycinski of Gloucester, helps part-time.
DeLutis said they sell new boutique clothing, such as fancy church dresses and bonnets, as well as lots of what she termed “previously loved” (pre-owned) items. Shelves and racks are filled with items that the DeLutises have purchased, as well as some they take on consignment.
There are all types of clothing and accessories for infants through teenagers, DeLutis said. In addition, she said they sell books, toys, baby strollers and carriers, children’s furniture and other items.
DeLutis said she purchased Tiny Crab—along with some of the inventory—from its previous owner, who ran the shop on Main Street in Mathews. Patrick DeLutis said they relocated the business closer to their Gloucester residence.