Business as usual at April’s Boutique

April's Boutique has reopened after a car smashed into the front of the store.

April’s Boutique has reopened after a car smashed into the front of the store last week.

“I’m doing fine,” owner April Dallman said on Wednesday.

Last week Dallman was walking to the rear of her store with her back to the front window when a driver hit the gas instead of the brake, jumped the curb and smashed her vehicle into the entrance of April’s Boutique.

No one was hurt in the accident, but the front wall of the boutique will have to be replaced.

Dallman doesn’t know how long renovations will take, but said she will remain open during the work.

(An article in last week’s Alberni Valley News incorrectly stated the store would remain closed during renovations.)

She is dealing with insurance companies at the moment.

While the boutique’s front window has been boarded up for now, Dallman’s daughter has painted some bright murals on the wood to greet customers.

“The only thing that’s missing is our front door [in a common foyer that she shares with Flandangles Kitchen and Gifts].

“It’s an open concept right now,” Dallman said.

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