Plush Clothing boutique owner Yolanda Coleman has four words for the upcoming year of her business: “Let the games begin.”

The Downtown Racine retailer offering plus-size clothing, and accessories for all, recently won a mini-makeover courtesy of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

The win is more than welcome for Coleman, who opened her business in 2019 and was also diagnosed with breast cancer around that time. The year of 2020 wasn’t an ideal period for a brand-new business owner, either, when the pandemic hit and closed Coleman’s doors for some time.

The mini-makeover took place throughout Monday at the 409 Main St. store, with Coleman and a crew rearranging and redesigning the already colorful and inviting space inside the boutique. The whole experience was “overwhelming” for Coleman, she said — but in a good way.

(Adapted from “Plush Clothing Boutique gets a new look after winning mini-makeover contest,” November 10, 2021, Racine Journal Times)