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.



February 2017




Not 2 Shabby, located at 287 Oliver Street, is the newest retail shop on Oliver Street. The bright colored facade cannot be missed! Not 2 Shabby specializes in shabby chic décor, handmade gifts, repurposed furniture, vintage and rustic wedding rentals and much more. Owner Laurie Essenburg sat down with Lumber City Development so we could learn more about her business.


Q: Tell us a little about your business and some unique offerings you have?


A: Shabby Chic is full of unique and custom goods. We specialize in wedding and party rentals, as well as refurbished furniture, handmade gifts and shabby chic decor. We will have a full retail boutique coming soon. 


Q: Why did you decide to open your business on Oliver Street?


A: I am orginally from Youngstown but have lived in North Tonawanda for the past 21 years. I wanted to keep my business local, and I can see the true potential of Oliver Street.




Q: What do you like to do in your free time?


A: Besides hunting for new stuff at estate sales, barn sales and thrift stores , I love spending time with my family and boating in the summer.


Q: What is one piece of advice you would give to new business owners? 


A: Anything is possible if you follow your dreams. I have dreamt of this for a long time and it is the happiest I have ever been. I have a saying above my desk that says " Believe it can be done", and I look at it everyday to keep myself motivated. 


Q: How did you get into this type of business? 


A: I had to plan my own wedding where my venue was just a shell, so I had to purchase a lot of these items for myself. I've always loved planning parties for family members and being able to decorate. I've also been painting and re-furbishing furniture for 15 years. 








Not 2 Shabby is open on the following days:

Monday: By appontment only

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12pm - 5 pm

Thursday: By appointment only

Friday 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 12pm - 6 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm


287 Oliver Street

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Phone: 716-803-7224


Be sure to keep up to date by following Not 2 Shabby on Facebook!








Archived Local Business Spotlight featured businesses:

Soup Lady at 412 Diner- November 2016

Super Sun Capsule- November 2015

Michele's Motif- September 2015

Oliver Street Bakery-May 2015