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Treasure Island store a big hit in OC Boardwalk’s Inlet Village

(May 24, 2013) “If it fits in a toaster, I can cook it,” “I’m too old to pretend to care,” and “Every day I give my family two choices for dinner…Take it of Leave it,” are just a few of the comical saying featured on merchandise at Treasure Island, a new store in the Inlet Village, at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Treasure Island’s slogan, “A Wild and Wacky Women’s Boutique,” describes the business perfectly.

“It’s a fun, trendy shop for women,” said Delmar Smith, owner of Treasure Island with his wife, Dena. The couple also own Doggie Style Café K9, a store featuring pet products and merchandise, the Frog Bar & Grill and Monkey Doodles children’s boutique, all located in the Inlet Village.

“We tried to create a quality women’s boutique and keep the prices reasonable,” Smith said. “Customers really like it. They tell us it’s a really fun store and they’ll be back.”

Humorous quotes and retro-style artwork is displayed on coasters, magnets, hand-painted matted prints, wooden signs, clothing, kitchen towels, shot glasses and flasks.

In addition, witty statements and designs are set in rhinestones on T-shirts and tank tops.

“Ladies come in here and laugh for hours,” Smith said.

The store also carries the Lazy One line of T-shirts, socks, nightgowns, women’s boxer shorts and slippers.

An assortment of necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, hats, scarves, purses, clothing, iPhone holders/protectors and handmade soaps from Hawaii are available at the store, as well.

“We’re really excited about this store,” Smith said. “It’s been doing really well.”

The Smiths took over the building formerly home to the Memory Lane store in January. They remodeled the space and Treasure Island opened in early April.

To buy merchandise for their store, the couple traveled to Florida and found themselves in a town called Treasure Island on the Gulf Coast and part of the Tampa Bay region. The Smiths bought many of the items they offer in their store in Treasure Island, Fla. It was only fitting to name their boutique Treasure Island.

Treasure Island is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Owners Dena and Delmar Smith opened Treasure Island, “A Wild and Wacky Women’s Boutique,” in the Inlet Village, at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk, in early April.

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