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FAIR HAVEN: AFTER SANDY, INK RUNS AGAIN

Shayne Wolfe, below, and some of the products available at her paper shop, above. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

After Hurricane Sandy barreled though the East Coast and demolished the former Sea Bright location of Ink, a stylish paper and gift boutique, store owner Shayne Wolfe took matters into her own hands.

On May 29, she re-opened shop at 803 River Road in Fair Haven.

Ink provides customers with more than just customized cocktail napkins and guest towels; Wolfe goes above and beyond for her clientele, making every trip to Ink personal.

“I love being able to work with customers – that’s my passion,” said Wolfe, the sole employee of her business. On top of custom printing, Wolfe said she is willing to help with events and parties anyway she can.

“Yesterday I stuffed envelopes for a baby shower with the mother and the daughter who was having the baby, and two days ago I did it with the mother of the bride,” she said. “It’s a really nice way to get to know your customer. There’s a real personal element and you become part of somebody’s life, you become part of a really momentous occasion.”

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FAIR HAVEN: SANDY REFUGEE JOINS INFLUX

Newly opened Sadie James Boutique offers laid-back, “coastal-inspired” women’s wear. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Rcsm2_010508Chelsea Delaney was all set to close on the purchase of Sea Bright boutique CoCoTay when Hurricane Sandy hit last October 29.

The business, like nearly all others in town, was wiped out, and the deal fell apart.

But Delaney moved on, and earlier this month opened a new shop, dubbed Sadie James Boutique, in Fair Haven, becoming part of a sudden makeover underway on River Road.

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