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Ribbon cutting held at Badas Boutique in Newton

Ribbon cutting held at Badas Boutique in Newton

NEWTON, NC (March 22, 2012) -- A ribbon cutting was held at Badas Boutique in downtown Newton on March 22. City of Newton officials and staff, along with merchants and citizens, were on hand to welcome owner Dawn Cooke and her family to the downtown area.


The unique store was formerly located in downtown Conover, but Cooke saw an opportunity to move back to her hometown of Newton. Cooke said that she remembers shopping in downtown Newton when she was a child and is excited to be a part of the downtown square.

She has operated Badas Boutique for 11 years and hand-makes the items sold in the store.  Cooke specializes in custom-made children’s clothing, purses, aprons, draperies, doll clothing, and more – anything that is sewn.

Store hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cooke’s daughter, Amanda Osborne, is also planning to open “Mandy Loo’s” beside her mother’s store in early April, offering art lessons and other fun activities for children.

Badas Boutique is located at 24A East 1st Street. For more information, call (828) 962-7718, send an email to, or visit their Facebook page at