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Oct 05, 2017

Astoria Biz Owner Spotlight: Samuel of Divino Boutique

Name of Biz: Divino Boutique (formerly Things Engraved) Owned by: Samuel Oubaita Year opened: March 2012 Address: 30-13 Steinway Street, Astoria Known for: We are known for our carefully curated (…)

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Name of Biz:

Divino Boutique (formerly Things Engraved)

Owned by:

Samuel Oubaita

Year opened:

March 2012

Address:

30-13 Steinway Street, Astoria

Known for:

We are known for our carefully curated inventory of jewelry from around the world, as well as the personalization services we offer such as engraving and hand stamping.
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Do you also live in Queens?

I’ve lived in Astoria for the past 30 years.

What made you decide to open a business in Astoria?

I used to work as a jewelry salesman and manager in a former store on Steinway.

What’s been your favorite moment since opening so far?

Every time a customer say to me that they got compliments when they wore our jewelry, and they are happy with their purchase is joyful moment for me. I know many of my customers personally.

What’s your personal fav place to grab food when you’re working?

When I’m working I like to walk one store over and get Rizzos pizza.

What’s a hidden Astoria secret you feel like people don’t know about that you absolutely love?

My jewelry store, a lot of people still aren’t aware of our store.

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Photo (public domain) credit: Jim Henderson

 If you have friends or family visiting Astoria, where do you take them?

Astoria Park.

How have you seen Astoria change since you’ve been here?

I noticed the neighborhood is changing rapidly, a lot of businesses are closing down but at the same time new hip and current businesses are opening up. It’s exciting!
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Divino Boutique (30-13 Steinway Street, Astoria)

About Emily Rios

Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn.

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