Freer - Unique Boutique held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening to signify the beginning of a new small business.

Owner Geri Van Pelt was joined by family, friends, Arnold Cantu, fellow business owner Sheila Kuenstler and Father Francis Sebastian for the ceremony.

Father Sebastian blessed the shop located on 700 East Riley Street.

The boutique is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and on Saturday's from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.