Audacious Boutique has moved within the Shoppes at River Ridge adding 1,000 square feet and new merchandise.

Audacious Boutique has moved within the Shoppes at River Ridge adding 1,000 square feet and new merchandise.

Audacious Boutique moved from 4375 to 4365 W. Dublin-Granville Road, going from 1,500 square feet to 2,500.

"We're a good business, but we needed more space," Owner Mary Curran said.

Curran also believes in the shopping center that sits on the southeast corner of the Riverside Drive and Dublin-Granville Road intersection.

"Looking to the future, this is going to be the center of the Bridge Street corridor," she said. "Dublin has plans for the riverfront and Wendy's is taking off."

During the state of the city address, Dublin staff members announced plans for a park on both sides of the river and a pedestrian bridge connecting both sides.

Before the parks or bridge can be built, however, Dublin must relocate a portion of Riverside Drive just north of Dublin-Granville Road.

Curran is also seeing more tenants come to the shopping center that began opening spaces in 2007.

The Pint Room keeps the parking lot full in the evenings and a gym and bridal store recently opened.

Wendy's also plans to build a new restaurant at the entrance of the shopping center that will have a conference room and serve as a place for franchisees to visit.

"This is supposed to be a mini-Easton," Curran said. "People just need to be reminded we're here."

With the extra space, Curran has expanded her merchandise beyond purses, jewelry and accessories.

"A lot of clothing is now made in the U.S., so we added clothing," she said.

Not Your Daughter's Jeans has been added to the lineup as well as high/low dresses and clothing made in Nepal -- a portion of proceeds benefit an orphanage in Nepal.

Handbags are still offered and more jewelry, including a new trend from the East coast: Alex and Ani bracelets.

"In Newport, R.I., I waited 20 minutes to get inside a store to see these," Curran said. "My sister in Boston said everyone is wearing them."

Curran visits lots of shows to find her merchandise and always buys in small quantities.

"There are new things all the time," she said.

Audacious Boutique will hold its grand reopening celebration May 3-5 and it will include giveaways, refreshments and specials.

Audacious is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.