By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Several new stores have opened their doors in downtown Tupelo recently, including two women’s apparel stores.
Luxe Boutique is now open in Fairpark at Main, the building anchored by Fairpark Grill and Park Heights.
Owner Jade Gaskin, who previously owned The Cottage Boutique in Amory, said business has been “wonderful” since she opened two weeks ago.
“I’ve been so busy,” she said. “I’ve sold out of several things.”
The store at 341A Main St. sells sweaters, dresses, tops, pants, leggings, purses, jewelry and shoes. Gaskin said the prices for tops are about $20 to $80 and jeans are less than $80.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store phone number, would should be active soon, is (662) 823-6440. Until then, Gaskin can be reached at (662) 321-6737.
On the other side of the building, the signage is up for Voe’s Boutique. Owner Virginia Metts hopes to open the women’s apparel store next month.
To the west, Caron Gallery opened earlier in August at 122 Main St. Owners Kim Caron and Ashley Prince said the gallery has artwork from Northeast Mississippi artists.
Down the block, Yellow Lovebirds opened Monday in the former Omi Boutique location at 206 Main St. The store sells dresses, tops, leggings, shoes and accessories. Owner Carrie Hancock said she’s also carrying an exclusive line that has clothes in Ole Miss and Mississippi State University colors.
Hancock said the average prices for a top or a bottom in her store is between $20 and $49.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is (662) 842-7676. The website is YellowLovebirds.com.
Next month, the store will have a new neighbor when Nautical Whimsey Italian Bistro & Wine Bar opens Oct. 25. The restaurant is going in the former Bistro on Main location in the alley at 210 Main St.
Owner Amanda Knuckles, who currently makes and packages Italian gourmet food, said the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, plus brunch on Sunday.
It will have indoor and outdoor seating.
Across the street, Presley’s Flowers has opened in the former Main ARTery space at 205 Main St. The store is owned by Tupelo native Roman Milburn and sells floral arrangements, art, potted plants, silk flowers and small gift items.
Milburn said he does free deliveries for public servants, such as police officers, teachers, firefighters, city employees and nurses. He also said he lets artists display their work for free in his shop as long as it sells.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As for the store’s name, Milburn said his middle name is Presley.
“I thought, I’m in downtown Tupelo and I might as well play off of it,” he said.
Contact Carlie Kollath at (662) 678-1598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.