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The owners of e-commerce site picked Galloway Creek for its first storefront.
The owners of e-commerce site picked Galloway Creek for its first storefront.

Culture Flock first to open in Galloway Creek

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After five years of operation mostly in the e-commerce world, Culture Flock Clothing LLC has a permanent home to call its own in Galloway Creek.


The ribbon was cut and the doors were opened Oct. 11 for the local clothing and apparel company in the mixed-use property development in Galloway Village. Co-owned by Summer Trottier, brother Brent Brown and Brittany Bilyeu, Culture Flock launched its website,, in June 2013. 


The 2,200-square-foot store at 3938 S. Lone Pine Ave., Ste. 102, is the first brick-and-mortar location for the business, and it also serves as its production and fulfillment center. In addition to its own e-commerce site, The company wholesales to 80 boutiques in the United States and Canada.

“It came together really well, although it was a crazy last week getting everything ready,” Trottier said, declining to disclose startup costs. “But we made it, we did it. It’s even better than we imagined, so we’re really excited to finally have the doors open. It feels great.”


Culture Flock makes T-shirts and sweatshirts on-site, and also carries coffee mugs, candles, greeting cards, notebooks and stationary. She said about 1,000 square feet of the site is devoted to retail space for the company’s more than 60 products, as well as those from other independent artists.


Trottier, who is also one of the owners of Galloway Creek Development Group LLC, along with Brown, the Jalili family and silent partners, declined to disclose lease terms. The retailer is the first to open in the $7.7 million development, which has ground floor commercial space below 66 loft-style apartments for its more than 46,000-square-foot space, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.


Other businesses signed on in the development are Pure Hot Yoga, Entrust Property Solutions and a restaurant from the Jalili family dubbed Chops.


Trottier said while doing business online as well as participating in the occasional community event, art show or pop-up shop opportunity for several years, opening a store didn’t come into the plans for Culture Flock until about a year ago. As the business grew and began finding a niche, she said a storefront started sounding like a good idea.


“It seemed like a natural progression for us to make a permanent home where people can come and shop anytime with us,” she said. 


Aside from retail services, Trottier said the shop also has workshops and events that will be part of its monthly offerings. The plan is to host 2-4 events a month, with a candle making and wine tasting workshop already scheduled.


“We’re just running the gamut of ways we can use this space,” she said. “We want this to be a community space where people can come and learn something, or have people come and hang out and share in what we do here.”


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