From Main Street to the mall

Downtown clothing store relocates from downtown

Back in May, the CN&R reported that the Katie’s Corner clothing store in downtown Chico was having a moving sale. At the time, owner Katie Vaclavik, who opened the store in 2010, said if she was unable to find a new location with lower rent, the business could well close.

Vaclavik has relocated the store to the Chico Mall and will hold a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 14.

While looking for a spot with lower rent, Vaclavik kept the store open at its Third and Main location for a couple of months, finally closing those doors just recently. In May, she said, “I am surviving, but that is about it.” Now, she says, she feels pretty confident with the new location and looks forward to her former downtown customers making it out to the mall.