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Oklahoma native, Chanda Drew, lived all over the country before meeting her husband who was raised in Frederick County. Together they own Simply Beautiful Boutique at 143 N. Market St. and share a 2-year-old son. Drew and her husband bought the existing business 3 years ago and have made the shop their home away from home.
“We have always dreamed of owning our own business and Frederick was the perfect place,” says Drew. “Our son has practically grown up in our shop.”
The vibrant people and development of Downtown Frederick have been inspirational for Drew. It has allowed her to create a close bond with her customers who have become more like friends and family.
“They sometime just stop in to chat and I find that most comforting,” says Drew. “Downtown Frederick Partnership helps so much with driving customers downtown, along with the many amazing restaurants. It really keeps our doors open.”
Drew shares her joy of living in Frederick and being a local business owner. “Whether it’s the excitement of First Saturdays, the hustle and bustle of the Holidays or the tourist’s visits during summer, there’s always something going on and it’s different every day. Out of all the places I’ve lived, Frederick has become my favorite.”
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