BizBeat: Fine Mess Boutique coming soon

A familiar face is bringing a new boutique to downtown Jefferson City in the coming months. The Snob Shop Exchange owners, Nikki and Davy Payne, are taking on a second business, opening Fine Mess Boutique at 222 E. High St., the former home to a local bar, The Spot.

After operating the resale store for three years, Nikki said the new venture has been in the making for at least a year. The business owner hoped to open a second location, whether at the Lake of the Ozarks or somewhere else. However, since she can’t be two places at once, the storefront across the street serves as the perfect location.

Fine Mess Boutique will be a trendy, rustic, women’s clothing boutique with affordable prices, Nikki said. She hopes to make the store feel homey, catering to teenagers to middle-age women sizes small to 3X.

Nikki made her dream public last week by starting a Facebook page for Fine Mess. In less than 24 hours, she had nearly 500 “likes.”

She was overwhelmed at the support and said she’s looking forward to the new challenge.

“I’m very excited to bring this to Jefferson City,” Nikki said, noting that what she’s trying to offer is different from any other store in the Capitol City.

“I’m all about keeping business local,” she said. “Whether its clothing, gifts, accessories — Jefferson City is becoming a place to shop.”

Nikki isn’t worried about competing with herself, saying she’s confident she’ll have customers interested in both stores.

“Fine Mess is the trendiest little boutique you’ll ever lay eyes on,” Nikki said.

The store will feature trendy styles of clothing and accessories, including prints, patterns, lace, bling and Aztec.

“These are trendy styles that won’t break the bank.”

The 222 E. High Street building, owned by Jim Tergin, will be getting a face lift with new facade, as well as a complete overhaul of the inside. As the inside gets a new look, Nikki is pleased to be a part of the design, choosing the flooring and wall color. Construction has already begun on the downtown building, and Nikki plans to open her new business by the beginning of May. Fine Mess will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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