One Faith returns

Mulvey Building on Main no longer empty

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Owner Lara Davis prepares her One Faith Boutique for the November 14 reopening in the Mulvey Building, 425 W. Main Street in Yukon. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

By Carol Mowdy Bond
Contributing Writer

One Faith Boutique LLC returns to the Mulvey Building at 425 W. Main Street in Yukon, with a grand reopening 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14. The nearly 14,000 square feet Mulvey Building, Main Street’s Grand Dame, will once again be a hub of activity.

Owner Lara Davis said the boutique will unveil brand new product lines and collections at the reopening.

These items will be available for the first time for their in-store customers.  “We will unveil new clothing lines, additional sizes, and a greater assortment of clothes and other accessories,” Davis said. “We have additional men’s and children’s lines, and even more for our ladies, including more jewelry, household accessories, gifts, and beauty products. The best part is that it is just in time for the holidays and our great holiday sales. We will be a one-stop shopping destination for all your Christmas gifts.”

“We are excited to reopen our doors again in this cherished building on Yukon’s Main Street, for our local family and all those who travel to come shop and visit with us,” Davis said. “We are not just selling a product to them. We are interacting with our customers every day, to share positive messages and encourage them.

The interaction, and long-term relationships we have with our customers, are at the center of who we are as a business. All of our online and in-store customers are like family to us.”

“I am also excited for everyone to see the amazing updates to the store’s interior,” Davis said. “We are continuing with the warm and inviting atmosphere our customers have come to love, and I know everyone will really like what we have done. We are even adding adorable little shopping carts for our customers’ convenience.”

Davis purchased the Mulvey Building in 2015. But due to construction issues, Davis temporarily moved her business out of the location last December.

Davis said, “From the time we temporarily moved to the Commerce Street location, we remained open to limited, local customer traffic.  But our online sales and large social media following continued to grow even more during that time.”

“It has been quite a journey,” Davis said. “We are grateful to those special people who helped us along the way during this time, especially our attorney, Brady Brus. He is also from Yukon, and he stood with us through this entire process.”

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“Our commitment was to be back in this special building from day one,” said Davis. “The Mulvey Building sits on Route 66, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is so important to Yukon. People drive from all over the place to see this iconic landmark. From what we know, we are the fourth owners of this amazing building that was built in 1904 by the Mulvey twins. They were Irish, and they moved to the Yukon area in the late 1800s.”

The Mulvey Mercantile Company, at 425 W. Main, was originally known as Yukon’s Big Store. The enterprise rapidly expanded, and eventually included half the buildings on the north side of Main Street. Until the 1930s, the business was the largest retailer in Yukon. And some claim it was the largest retailer in Oklahoma.

Davis continues to maintain the historic integrity of 425 W. Main. The original tile entryway is still in place, as are many other components, including the original pressed tin ceiling tiles.

Davis said, “Most long-time Yukon residents remember the store as the Kirkegard True Value Hardware store. They even had a venue upstairs known as ‘Teen Town.’ It was a Friday night hangout spot for teens to come and dance and play games. We are the caretakers of this treasured property.”

A nationally recognized women’s retail clothing and accessory store, One Faith Boutique sells many other specialty items for the entire family. The boutique is unique due to its huge following on social media, with nearly a half-million followers on Facebook alone at http://www.facebook.com/onefaithboutique.

You may also connect with the business on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube, or by calling (405) 623-7990, or emailing info@bradybruslaw.com.