Andi’s Closet celebrates new site

A couple of months ago, Andi’s Closet moved from tight quarters on the first floor of Fitger’s Brewery Complex to bigger store space on the lower retail level.

Now, the women’s clothing store with a youthful focus is well settled in its new digs and ready to celebrate.

So they’re having their grand opening celebration on Saturday, with giveaways, appetizers and beverages.

After fours years located just inside the mall’s Superior Street entrance, owner Andrea Agar had longed for more space. That opportunity came up last winter when Stacy Foster, owner of the Benetton store on the lower level decided to close her store and open a new store, Eva Morris, a block away.

So the switch, and the renovations of the old Benetton store space, happened in April. A wall was knocked down to create even more space for the store’s offerings of contemporary clothing for women ages 25 to 50, with a focus on premium denim.

The ceremonial ribbon cutting was this morning. But the big celebration happens Saturday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Stop in for free appetizers catered by the Midi restaurant, champagne and cupcakes. They’ll be free gift bags with coupons for up to 50 percent off single purchases. More than $700 in brand name items will be raffled off througout the event. And while supplies last, customers will receive a gift with their purchase.

Andi’s Closet’s former space on the street level is now home to Lotus on the Lake, a new women’s boutique. It’s owned and run by Kelly Yetter and Jackie McLean, who formerly worked at Catherine Imports. That downtown store, which also was once located at Fitger’s, closed in December.