Mayor Martin J. Walsh was on hand Saturday to cut the ribbon on Dress With Confidence, a new shop at the historic Vertullo Building at 84 Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park. Owner Yolanda John, a native of Barbados, has training in fashion design and accounting and has been tailoring and making custom clothing from her home in Dorchester. At this shop, she’ll sell handmade clothing and custom designs, and jewelry made with semi-precious stones.
There is new momentum in the Hyde Park Main Street district and that was underscored Saturday by Mayor Walsh’s stops-in at several new businesses including a ribbon cutting at the Briar Rose on Hyde Park Avenue. He even got a preview of a new restaurant-to-be-named-later, under construction at 11 Fairmount Avenue in the space formerly occupied by The Hyde and Dottie’s.
HBI is embarking on Phase 2 of the Vertullo Building rehabilitation, but we are both happy and grateful that entrepreneurs like Yolanda are our partners in activating one of Hyde Park’s earliest commercial structures.