TIFFIN, Ohio — A successful Tiffin-born online business owner says she is ready to move back home.
And, she is bringing her business with her, making the jump from online sales into a brick and mortar location.
For 4 years, Chelsea Lonsway has run her online boutique shop "Diamonds in the Rough" as an outlet for women of all body types to find comfortable clothing.
Chelsea said for the last 14 years she has remained on the move between Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Now that her family is growing, she is ready to move back home.
And, she is also ready to make the next big step in her business, by moving into a physical space in downtown Tiffin.
The new business will also be re-branded as the Kesler and Co. Boutique.
The goal is to eventually have the shop open 7 days a week. They also plan to host special clothing line events in person, something that usually has been done online in the past.
Chelsea said she is excited to work with her loyal customers in person and continue her life goal of offering women an outlet for confidence and happiness, no matter what their body type may be.
"It's been a mission of mine to make sure that women feel safe, confident and enough in their skin. I've struggled with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. And so, being able to connect with women on all of those levels has been really, really important to me," explained Chelsea.
Chelsea said she hopes to open her new store within the next few weeks, sometime between Aug. 17 and Aug. 21st, and she will announce a grand opening event on their Facebook page.