Kaletta's Grand Opening Ceremony

Friday, April 6, 2018

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (during York's First Friday)

Kaletta's owner, Jacqueline Bortner, and her team will host a grand opening celebration of York's newest downtown boutique on Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m.. Jacqueline named her boutique after her grandmother, a woman she greatly admired. "My hope is you'll find a lovely gift for every occasion." 

The evening is the perfect time to browse the carefully curated collections of clothing, home decor, jewelry, and accessories. Kaletta's is located at 57 North Beaver Street. Look for the teal and tan awnings next to Central Market.

Featured Clothing Line: Kaletta's is honored to be selected as the York location for designer Kathy Frey's "Lancaster Made" clothing line, Selga. Kathy owns Festoon boutique in downtown Lancaster.

Featured Artist: Kathy Plata debuts her watercolors.

Kaletta's Location: 57 North Beaver Street, York, PA 17401

Gift Lines: Acacia, Beekman, Corkcicle, Elegant Baby, Good Paper, Jellycat, Jumping Cracker Beans, Les Georgettes, Nora Flemming, Scout, Toss,  Vicki, Yuppy Puppy & City Kitty   

Ladies' Apparel: Faceplant, Gretchen Scott, Heart to Hand, Kathy Loxton, and  Selga

Food: Robert Rothschild



April 4, 2018 from Downtown Inc


Downtown Inc will join Kaletta's for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday

YORK, Pa. – Downtown York’s renaissance has impressed Jacqueline Bortner. Now, she’s a part of it.

Bortner will open her new shop, Kaletta’s, on Friday. She’ll move into the corner of North Beaver and Philadelphia streets, in the epicenter of the city’s popular Market District.

Downtown Inc will join Bortner for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday at the 57 N. Beaver St. store – marking a great start to April’s First Friday. Media coverage is invited, and Downtown Inc encourages all First Friday attendees to join the festivities.

Kaletta’s will take over space formerly occupied by Kimman’s, one of the key catalysts of Downtown York’s revitalization. While Bortner knows people might make comparisons, she wants to make her own mark on Downtown York’s boutique shopping scene.

Bortner will offer a unique selection of products including home décor, baby items and accessories, as well as trendy and classic fashions for the modern woman who also indulges in world travel. As a flight attendant, Bortner hopes to draw upon her extensive travel experience to offer a global component to her business.

With new lofts and modern apartments like REVI Flats, and a lively arts scene, attracting new residents and visitors to Downtown York, Bortner hopes to tap into a clientele looking for a personal touch when they shop.

“My goal is not only for the store to appeal to our community, but really to appeal to the new urban dwellers that call Downtown York home,” Bortner said. “We want to build relationships with our customers. Our experienced sales team is looking forward to providing exceptional and unique services for our guests. When customers come into Kaletta’s we will know your name and suggest a gift perfect for any occasion. That’s the connection that people shopping downtown want today.”

Bortner promises a new look to the shop. She has strived to add an “urban elegance” with chandeliers, a chalkboard barn door and antiques throughout the store. She also sourced barn wood from Maryland farms to help decorate the interior. The exterior will also receive a facelift with new awnings.

First Friday attendees will have an opportunity to explore Kaletta’s following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Not only will they get a firsthand look at the new look store, Kaletta’s will also introduce guests to the Selga clothing line, made by Lancaster designer Kathy Frey. Live models will show off the fashions during First Friday, and Frey will be on hand to talk about her clothing.

The shop will also raffle off prizes on Friday and Saturday.

“Kaletta’s will reinforce Downtown York’s status as the creative hub of York County with another one-of-a-kind shopping experience,” said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc, Downtown York’s improvement organization. “The Beaver Street corridor is one of the hallmarks of our boutique shopping districts, with merchants that set tomorrow’strends all while attracting continued investment in our city.”

Kaletta’s will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The shop will stay open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays.