In a city with no shortage of new arrivals, meet Christine Gattis
Christine is from Durham and moved to Charlotte a year ago.
Occupation: Boutique Owner
What are your hobbies?
Photography, modeling and make-up
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What bought you here?
I came to Charlotte to start fresh. I left Durham to escape an abusive ex and came here to follow my dreams. I started modeling, which has always been a passion of mine, and opened my own clothing store, Bhad Behavior, on Albemarle Road. The store features selfie areas, a photo studio, a makeup studio and a clothing boutique. We also offer event rentals and pop-up shop opportunities.
What do you like best about Charlotte?
A newer and bigger city with so much to explore. New people and new exciting adventures. I love how much the city is growing and all the new people coming to live here.
What do you like least about Charlotte?
The traffic! In Durham, we do not have traffic like this. When I first moved here I started working in Pineville and use to drive over an hour to work due to the traffic!
How do you hope to get involved in the community?
Helping other women start their own businesses and gain the knowledge they need to succeed. I will be offering classes and training for business and modeling/influencing. I’m also offering one free space a week for other small businesses who don’t have their own location to come set up for free to get their business out there. I’ve always had a passion for helping people and it brings me so much joy to do whatever I can. I’ve been blessed and want to return the favor.
What’s been your most memorable moment since moving here?
Opening my clothing store! Never in my life did I expect to actually be making my dreams come true. It is definitely one of my biggest accomplishments I have made in my lifetime. Come check us out at 6769 Albemarle Rd Suite C Charlotte, NC 28212.
Where can we find you?
Personal or Professional Website
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