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Woodlawn is home to so many businesses that make up the community we all know and love. From popcorn shops to bridal boutiques to chiropractic offices, this neighborhood has it all! Most of these businesses have been built from the ground up by business owners that have put their all into these entrepreneurial passions. Woodlawn would not be what it is or where it is today, without the faces behind these businesses. Kristina Bunn, owner of Imperial Formal Wear, is here to share her journey of opening a bridal boutique in the heart of Woodlawn.
What is the name of your business?
Imperial Formal Wear
What services or products do you offer?
Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses, Tuxedo Rentals, and Bridal Accessories
How long have you had your business?
Why did you choose to open your business in Woodlawn?
Woodlawn has always been a part of my life, and when I opened my shop, I became a third generation business owner in the Woodlawn Community.
What is your favorite part about being located in Woodlawn?
What is the next step you would like to take in order to grow your business?
We are very fortunate to have been able to expand our space this past year, and we will continue to market to grow our shop.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned since opening your business?
It’s okay to make mistakes. Not every idea will be perfect.
What’s your quick pitch we can help share to get new customers through your doors?
We offer a unique hand-picked selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and accessories.
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring business owners, what would it be?
Take a chance on yourself.
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