Take a Hike to Transform to Take 2 Boutique

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Diane Petryna and Take a Hike in Thunder Bay
Diane Petryna and Take a Hike in Thunder Bay

Diane Petryna and Take a Hike in Thunder Bay
Diane Petryna and Take a Hike in Thunder Bay set to transform to Take 2 Boutique

THUNDER BAY – There will be a new look and a new direction for a Thunder Bay classic business.

On April 19, 2017, Take A Hike, Thunder Bay’s award winning outdoor lifestyle store will shut its doors on Bay Street and, after a brief closure, will reopen with a new look, name, and personalized shopping experience.  Take A Hike will become the Take 2 Boutique, a beautiful shop offering today’s women fashionable, and functional clothing, jewellery, gifts, and accessories.  The new store will open May 4th.

Diane Petryna, owner of Take A Hike says, “Their new direction will allow them to build on their past successes, and offer customers a refreshing new shopping environment.  It’s at the Take 2 Boutique where top quality outdoor and women’s fashion brands will come together and expert Personal Shoppers will be available to help assemble wardrobes that complement each woman’s natural beauty, and unique lifestyle.”

When the new store opens, spring fashions from popular brands such as Lole, Alex and Ani, Cut Loose and Woolrich will be unveiled, plus there will be many new surprises.

Men won’t totally be abandoned. Take A Hike’s top selling men’s wear, and outdoor lifestyle products will continue to be sold at the store under the brand name, ‘Take A Hike’. “We’ll continue to offer men the products they love most, including Kuhl and Royal Robbins pants, Exofficio quick dry shirts and underwear, and life time warrantied Darn Tough socks.  The store will also remain the perfect place for men to purchase gifts for the women in their lives.”

Take A Hike first opened in downtown Fort William in 1996.  It sold men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, outdoor gear, toys, and gifts.  In 2010, it moved from Victoria Avenue to a new storefront at 309 Bay Street.

Take A Hike has won numerous community and business awards. In 2012, Diane Petryna was inducted into the Retail Council of Canada’s ‘Retail Hall of Fame’.