Fast-growing women’s boutique coming to Indy

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Ohio-based Rose & Remington, a fast-growing chain of women’s boutiques, plans to open three Indianapolis-area stores in coming months.

A Castleton Square Mall location should open this summer, followed within a month or so by stores at Greenwood Park Mall and Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. All the stores will be between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet.

“We’ve got a lot of raving fans from Indiana who have asked for us,” said Nate Alexander, who co-owns Rose & Remington along with his mother, Dee Alexander; and his sister, Kristen Ponchot. Mother and daughter opened their first Rose & Remington store in 2013 in the Cincinnati suburb of Lebanon, Ohio.

The company now has 10 Rose & Remington stores—nine in Ohio and one in Kentucky. Including the Indianapolis-area stores, the company has another dozen or so stores in the works in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. It’s also in the early stages of opening yet more stores in New York, Florida and Texas.

“We’re exploding with growth,” Nate Alexander said.

Rose & Remington, named after Ponchot’s twin children, sells moderately priced women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and other merchandise such as beauty items, candles and coffee mugs. Dresses generally sell for between $30 and $40, Nate Alexander said, and blouses are priced between $20 and $30. The stores offer a lower-priced version of merchandise found at such retailers as Anthropologie and Altar’d State,  Alexander said.

Rose & Remington caters to women between the ages of 20 and 60, with the aim of creating a store where mothers and daughters can shop together, he said. “What we wanted to do is create an awesome brand for women of all ages.”

The company does not disclose revenue, but Alexander said the company has more than 120 employees, mostly part-time, and is doing well in both its online and brick-and-mortar sales. 

The family also operates stores under three other brands. 

— Green Country Market, which describes itself as a modern general store. It opened nine years ago in Lebanon.

— Curve & Cloth, a plus-size women’s boutique launched in 2017. Its only location is in Lebanon.

— Burlap & Birch, a home goods store that sells furniture and home décor. It has four Cincinnati-area stores.

Once Rose & Remington gets established in Indianapolis, Alexander said, the plan is to open Curve & Cloth and Burlap & Birch stores here as well. 

In other news this week, we have news of a barbecue restaurant opening, and one that’s closed.

Half Liter Beer and BBQ Hall opened this week at 5301 Winthrop Ave., a few blocks east of College Avenue. The Texas-style restaurant shares a building with Liter House, a German-themed brewpub that opened last summer. Both establishments are part of Indianapolis-based Sahm Restaurant Group.

— Mooresville-based Squealers Barbecue Grill has closed its Castleton restaurant, but its other two locations remain open. The Castleton spot, at 5899 E. 86th St., opened in 2015. Squealers announced the closure on its Facebook page late last month, with an identical announcement on its website. “Our full focus has shifted back to our two landmark Indianapolis area locations at 5515 W. 86th St. and at 390 E. High St. in Mooresville,” the company said.

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