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Lil Bit of Everything opens at Monument Mall

BUSINESS

By Jerry Purvis


Star-Herald

SCOTTSBLUFF – The name itself explains what the store is about – A Lil Bit of Everything  — and it’s in a new location in the Monument Mall.

Owner Peggy McVay said the name A Lil Bit of Everything reflects her thought process because she wasn’t sure what should be the store’s specialty.

“I tried to buy the Kitchen Company three years ago but couldn’t make it work,” Peggy said. “My daughter Brooke asked whether we could open a business on our own, so it started from there.”

Their business opened three years ago in downtown Scottsbluff and McVay said they’ve made a lot of “first memories” and good friends along the way. But they felt it was time for a change.

“Two of my friends had asked me about moving to the mall, but I was leery at first,” she said. “Brooke and I talked about it and decided to at least come out and look.”

The space they looked at was the old Vanity store. The rent was affordable and the foot traffic was very good. So the store opened at its new location on Nov. 4.

“We couldn’t narrow it down to just one thing to feature,” Peggy said. “I wanted to include kitchen accessories and also sports items. When we started, we just had beer buckets but people were requesting a lot of different sports items so we kept adding to what we carried.”

Wine accessories were added, along with a selection of wines that aren’t usually found in most local stores. McVay said with the move, she will need to renew her liquor license, but she plans to stock wine again within the next few months.

“We wanted to be kind of a gidgets and gadgets store,” said Peggy’s daughter Brooke Lane. “We want people to be able to find unique, fun gifts that aren’t available in other stores.”

Thursday is the Holiday Open House at the mall. Vendors, paparazzi, a Christmas cookie baker and other specialty businesses will be set up from 5-8 p.m. for after hours shopping.

“We’ll have some Christmas goodies and people can take a spin of the wheel for some discounts,” McVay said. “It’s just a kind of fun night for everyone to enjoy.”

Both McVay and Lane said they’ve been pleased with the amount of foot traffic they’ve received for being open for less than a month.

“A lot of our old customers are finding us at our new location,” Lane said. “We’ve also had a lot of customers that didn’t even know we were open downtown. We’re reaching a new target of people that usually only shop at the mall.”

A Lil Bit of Everything is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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