Bee Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening In Geist
Writer & Photographer Pat Carlini
After former Mamma Bear’s owner, Christy Watson sold the coffee spot at the end of 2017, it wasn’t long before she made a “beeline” to a brand new business venture — Bee Boutique at 11386 Olio Road.
“I had some health issues,” Watson says. “So after three and a half years of 5:30 a.m. early morning hours of the coffee business, I decided I needed a break.”
But, not for long. Once on the mend, Watson started thinking about what she wanted to do next. “I thought about a casual, fun shop,” she says. “I was thinking Be You, Be Young, Be Who You Are. Then I thought, ‘that’s it! The Bee Boutique.’”
Watson lives in the Geist area and feels as though she already knows the neighbors from her days behind the counter at Mamma Bear’s.
“I am excited to have the shop up and running,” Watson says. “Bee Boutique offers women’s clothing, as well as something for teens and young children, some jewelry and novelty items as well.”
Watson came up with the Bee Boutique logo while scribbling on a piece of paper at home one night. Then she started finding the clothes she wanted and other items. The space, formerly a Quiznos, needed some new paint and some fixes, but soon enough it was ready for some boutique kind of final touches.
“Bee Happy” signs adorn the walls of the shop and the clothing is divided into different sections according to styles and brands all marked by chalkboard signs, that Watson made on her own.
There’s the “bee chic” area which is more upscale women’s clothing from the Gretchen Scott line and the “Bee Young” area with hippie pants and tapestries. The “Bee Nauti” area is fun, nautical clothing and other items. For the little ones, there’s “rock -n -roll” onesies such as the “all you need is love” Beatles outfit.
There’s also a handmade wall rack for jewelry and a table of fun items, such as Modgy Portable Dog bowls (portable dog bowls that are great to travel with), wine glass shades and luminary lanterns. Watson says she credits her daughters for finding the Mala beads and the Dona Bela Shreds neckwear and headbands.
She also plans to offer the Spiritual Gangster yoga-inspired clothing and may even look at the possibility of selling some men’s clothing in the near future, as well. Bee Boutique officially opened its doors March 31, receiving a warm welcome from the community. Bee Boutique joins a handful of other boutiques in the Geist area and also opens on the heels of the sudden closing of Delaney’s, which was a popular boutique destination in the Geist area as well as, Zionsville, Fishers, Carmel and Keystone Fashion Mall.
You can learn more about Bee Boutique at Beeboutiquefishers.com or give them a call 317-594-1233, email them at email@example.com and check them out on Instagram at beeboutiquefishers.