March 12, 2019 – The Herald News – She was newly married, a kid really, when her mother-in-law saw an open space and an unfilled need in the Flint, Nelly Silva said.
“My in laws both had stores here in the Flint,” she said. “He had a men’s store. She had a woman’s store.
“When a space opened up, my mother-in-law told me I should take it. No one was selling children’s clothes here.
“So I opened Nelly’s.”
Now some of the children she fitted with jackets and sweaters when she first opened are bringing their grandchildren to her store.
“I’ve had people bring in great-grandchildren,” she said “I tell them they can’t be old enough because I’m not that told.”
But 40 years, she admits, is a long time.
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