Hyacinth’s Boutique and Spa is preparing to move into vacant space on the struggling block of Bijou Street between Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue.
The block endured a hard winter during which time two restaurant closed, a photography shop moved out and no leases were signed.
Claudine Malcolm-Telley plans to open her business at 24 E. Bijou St. next month. The 1,200-square-foot store will be the second new opening on the block. Cake Crumbs Bakery, which also operates a popular cupcake food truck, moved into the former OP&B sandwich shop location at 3 E. Bijou St. in February.
Malcom-Telley isn’t sure when she will open, but plans to be up and running for a soft opening by May and is shooting for a grand opening in June.
She selected the location because she wanted a downtown space and liked the shop’s proximity to Acacia Park, where mothers take their children to play in the Uncle Wilber Fountain during the summer.
Malcolm-Telley, originally from Jamaica, moved to Colorado Springs from New York City 11 years ago for a job.
The shop will carry men’s and women’s clothing and will offer spa services, such as massages, waxing and nail care.