Lumber City Development Corporation supports all forms of business in North Tonawanda. Local businesses, both large and small, help contribute to the overall economic vitality of our community and we would like to thank them for making North Tonawanda their home. 


Michele's Motif Boutique and Gift Shop

September 2015



Michele's Motif has recently relocated to 72 Webster Street, in the heart of the Downtown business district. This unique shop is a boutique with gifts, jewlery, clothing, and accessories for women and children.

Owner Michele Kreinbuhl sat down with Lumber City Development to learn more about her business:





Q: How long have you been in business for?

A: I have been open since 2011. My first store was located on Robinson Street near the farmer's market. I moved to my new location on Webster Street in September 2015.


Q: What is the most unique feature of your store?

A: Most of the items in the store are handmade by myself- including the jewlery, vintage aprons, and crocheted items. Also, I donate a portion of all of my proceeds to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Since 2011, I have raised over $35,000- which comes directly from my customers. 

Q: What do you love about North Tonawanda?

A: I live here and want to see my community thrive. I see a transformation and it is a very exciting time to be here.

Q: What do you love about your job?

A: I love meeting new people. Everyone who comes through my doors is so nice and welcoming. 


Q: What are your thoughts on the revitilization of Webster Street and the transformation it has undergone?

A: It is wonderful, and it is about time. There used to be nothing here and now it is the place to be. Nobody even knew what Webster Street was, but now people from the "outside" finally know about it- and have something to relate it to, whether it be the Riviera Theatre, Crazy Jakes, or Webster's. 


Q: What are your other hobbies or interests?

A: Sewing, jewlery making, and cycling. 


Michele's Motif will be holding a grand opening on October 9th at 1pm. Refreshments will be served. Michele will also begin holding beading and wire wrapping classes in November, so be sure to stop in to sign up. 

Michele's Motif is located at 72 Webster Street, North Tonawanda NY 14120.



Tuesday-Wednesday: 11AM to 530 PM

Thursday and Friday: 11AM to 7PM

Saturday: 11AM to 530PM

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