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Patrick Robinson
Kiki Corona dress shop owners Luis Ortiz, Enrique 'Kiki" Corona and their niece Michele. The company will open new location in Westfield Mall in Southcenter on Saturday Aug. 8.

White Center's Kiki Corona about to take a big step up; Second location opening in Southcenter

If Delridge Way in White Center between a tavern and tool rental spot isn't the most unlikely place for a ladies dress shop it's not clear what might be. Kiki Corona, at 9448 Delridge Way SW has been successful there for the last nine years selling inexpensive club and special occasion dresses, shoes and jewelry and on Aug. 8 at 12 noon will open a second location in Westfield Mall at Southcenter. This is a grand opening event with food and refreshments.

Founded by Enrique "Kiki" Corona and now owned by he and his husband Luis Ortiz, the move was made possible through a combination of hard work, smart real estate investment, and help from family and friends.

The dresses which range in price from $24.95 to $49.95 are "90% made in America," said Corona. Some merchandise which requires more elaborate stichwork does come from China. Some dresses, but only a few, are more.

"A lot of the dresses are meant to be worn in a night club," Corona said, "It's high speed fashion, which means the styles change fast, so it's affordable."

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