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August 03, 2016

Baby steps - Diaper store grows up

They grow up so quickly.

Vicki Walker's one-year-old business, Pockets & Pins cloth diapers and accessories, has outgrown its storefront at 324 Elton Hills Drive NW in theValhalla Plaza.

"We're out of room. We really need more space," Walker said.

13909218_1738849196383086_4215152734666310767_oThe growing popularity of the cloth diapers and other more natural new baby products has spurred a growth spurt for the one-woman Rochester business.

Walker has lined up a new, 1,029-square-foot spot in Suite 1 on the ground floor of the tan stucco house-like commercial building at 521 N. Broadway, next to Broadway Car Care. The building is owned by Rochester Realtor Amy Lantz.

"It's at least double the size of the current store," she said.

Look for Pockets & Pins to toddle to its new home at the start of September, exactly one year since Walker first opened the doors of her den of diapers in Valhalla Plaza. 

She plans to use the additional space to expand her store's offerings.

"I'm bringing in more natural items for a new pregnancy and postpartum section," Walker said. "And I plan to add maternity clothes to the consignment section."

Did she expect to have outgrown her first store within a year?

"Actually, this is kind of what I planned from the beginning. I'm kind of right on track," Walker said.