New boutique makes Chelsea home

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Oct. 28—The Dusty Duck Route 66 Mercantile, owned by Robbi Moreland is hoping to make a big splash in Chelsea.

"Dusty Duck offers boutique clothing," said Moreland. "I also make t-shirts, signs, banners, and promotional items for businesses. My shop has vendors that do handmade items-everything form tumblers, to rugs, and wax melts. Literally something for everyone."

Moreland said she was a single mom for years raising three kids and grew a passion for wanting to bring affordable merchandise to people who couldn't afford to shop at the mall.

It started as a home-based business in 2018 but quickly grew into something else. She opened her first shop in Nowata in March of 2020 where she made quite a name for herself, and the Duck.

"I created the Okie Hillbilly Handfishing Tournament for Nowata two years ago and it grew into something amazing that brought 1,500 people in from out of town," she said. "I also did a Magical Christmas for the town with live reindeer."

Moreland said she was awarded the Small Business of the Month recognition in September 2020, and received a congressional certificate of honor from Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

"And I plan to bring the same energy and involvement to Chelsea," she said.

She's excited to re-locate her shop and open her doors to the people of Chelsea on Nov. 15.

"My husband grew up in Chelsea and I grew up in Kellyville. When I go to Chelsea it just feels like home," she said. "I love the small-town vibe and the passion that the community has for growth."

Moreland said she looks forward to watching things grow and doing good for the community where she can.

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