By Anna Lothson
Divine Consign in Oak Park will be moving soon — but only eight blocks south of their current location at 111 N. Oak Park Ave.
According to owner Kellie Scott, Divine Consign and the Annex (810 North Blvd.) will soon reopen at 809 S. Oak Park Ave.
"It is time. All of the pieces seem to have fallen into place. We have outgrown our two current spaces," Scott wrote in a note to the store's email list. "Our new store will not only provide us with 3x the showroom space, but it also has a loading dock, convenient parking and is on a great block. Big thanks to the Oak Park Development Corporation for helping us find the space."
She said they're hoping to move into the new space in about "a month or so" because it's under construction. Until then, business will continue as usual. "We're very, very excited," Scott said. "It will be really nice to have everything in one place."
Another perk of the new space will be the parking lot, alleviating the worry of getting parking tickets. The expanded store will make it easier for shoppers and furniture consigners to browse, Scott said. It will also be customized more to her liking than the old store.
"I think it's a win-win all around," she said.
Divine Consign opened on Sept. 1, 2009. Less than three months later, the upscale resale shop expanded into the other storefront. Scott hopes to open the new location in August. Her other store, Trends, will remain in its North Oak Park Avenue space.
Scott said they've never considered leaving Oak Park. The new space will triple the showroom area and offer a dedicated center for the store's design, upholstery and drapery services.
"We want Divine Consign to be a vital and contributing member of the community. After all, our entire concept is based upon the community's participation," she wrote. "The people who are part of Divine Consign (as customers, consigners and, most importantly, staff) are what make Divine Consign different from other consignment stores."