The Great British Baking Show and the Iconic Bowls

If you are familiar with the British Bake Off show that has aired for several years, then you’ve probably noticed all the iconic Mason Cash bowls they use on the show. This is where I first learned of these and have since used for my own personal use.

I was so excited to be able to choose for all of you Mason Cash products that I think you will enjoy using as much as I do. At last our shipment arrived and it was an exciting and fun day to unpack these beautiful pieces of cookware to display in our store. As soon as you get an opportunity, come on down to the store and check out the selection for yourself or as a gift.

I know some of you do not like to think about Christmas shopping in March – but I’m telling you if you purchase something like a Mason Cash bowl or cookware – anyone that cooks, bakes, etc. is sure to be pleased with a gift like this. You might as well start now. You’ll probably thank me when it gets closer to Christmas and you pull out the Mason Cash you bought back in March and realize you are almost done with your shopping. 🙂 Oh Happy Days!!

According to food52 –
Mason Cash began in the English village of Church Gresley in the early 1800s, first under the name of Master Potter ‘Bossy’ Mason. In 1901, Thomas Cash purchased the pottery from Bossy, keeping the original name and combining with his own to form Mason Cash & Co.

Church Gresley was one of a collection of English villages at the epicenter of a flourishing pottery industry during the nineteenth century. Along with Swadlincote and Woodville, these villages gave rise to a community of potteries and artisans who were drawn to the region because of the plentiful, naturally occurring coal and clay.

Home cooks everywhere love Mason Cash not only because of the beauty of their products and the long time history of its existence, but the design and functionality. Food52 says, Snuggle the mixing bowl firmly under the crook of your arm and the raised pattern acts as a grip while you whip your batters into submission. No slippery twisting and turning.

The bowls will stand the test of time. But it’s not just bowls Mason Cash produces but other baking and cooking items such as the pie funnels and measuring spoons. Come on in and check it out.

Some Announcements in the Town

  • Nelipot Boutique is closed until March 9th at which time they will reopen celebrating their ONE year anniversary. Check out their FB page for more details.
  • Mt. Pleasant Grille is ready to serve up some breakfast, lunch and dinner to all of you so stop on in and enjoy a good meal and service. They also have a ‘Customer Experience Survey’ they would love for you to take so they know what they are doing great and where improvement is needed. You can scan the QR Code on the back of the card or type in a web address to access the survey next time you dine at the Grille.
  • Perk Spot Coffee Shop and Kinzer Pharmacy are the two new businesses on Main Street so be sure to stop by and check them out if you haven’t yet.

We will be heading out this week on vacation but not to worry. My mother, son and daughter will be taking good care of the store and our house in our absence. Stop on by the store and say hello to them. Thank goodness for family to pitch in when needed. 🙂

Until next time 🙂 Angela – We (small business owners) LOVE it when you shop small with us. Thank you!

I Heart Mount Pleasant

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I hope each and everyone of you take a few moments today and reflect on all the things you LOVE in your life. We have so much to be thankful for even if things don’t seem like we do or feel like we do. And some days, the best we can do is be thankful and LOVE only trees, the sun or the moon but that’s good enough. The most important thing is simply being appreciative for something. There will be days where we LOVE everything around us and everybody and other days, well….. we just aren’t feeling the LOVE so much. But everyday there is something or someone to love and appreciate. Today is Valentine’s Day so enjoy it with those you love.

In the spirit of LOVE, there is currently an I HEART MOUNT PLEASANT campaign going on in case you were not aware. It’s a social media campaign; something fun to express your love for Mt. Pleasant and get your name entered into a drawing.

According to the Facebook page there will be a winner for a very sweet prize!! The prize is for a 2 night stay for two at The Loft at 109  (above photo), Breakfast for Two at the Perk Spot Coffee Shop, a 1-hour massage from Mindful Palm and $100 Gift Card for use in any of the stores on Main Street in downtown.

Here are the contest rules:
1) “LIKE” the Visit Mount Pleasant, TN fb Page
2) Share this post
3) Tag a Mount Pleasant, TN Business that you LOVE
4) Leave a comment below about something or someone you LOVE in Mount Pleasant, TN

A winner will be announced on February 28, 2019!
This contest will run for the month of February. 
Winners will be chosen from a random drawing. 
Heart Felt “LOVE story” comments will earn extra entries.

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR MT. PLEASANT BUSINESSES!!

Here are some of the downtown shops and restaurants with nice Valentine’s gifts and dinner options. I’m sure they’d all love to see you today.

  • Pearl Henry Boutique
  • Nelipot Boutique
  • Breckenridge Baby
  • Too Much Stuff Emporium
  • 1824 General Store (of course)
  • Mt. Pleasant Grille (awesome decor and food planned for dinner; call for reservations)
  • TJ Smawls
  • MP Marketplace
  • Pizza Place
  • Pepe’s Mexican Food
  • Muletown Hemp and Cafe
  • Perk Spot Coffee Shop
  • Becky’s Do or Dye

Until next time 🙂 Angela

Life’s Pleasant in Mt. Pleasant

Life is Pleasant in Mt. Pleasant! 🙂 Going along with the ‘pleasant’ theme, this week’s blog is all about some of the pleasant happenings for Valentine’s in Mt. Pleasant. There’s no need to go anywhere else when there is good dining and enjoyment right here so start making your plans.

A new business in town is the Good Word Press located in Mt. Pleasant behind the police department. Check out their Facebook page for more information. Show your love through a message on a wood press poster.

Valentine’s Dining in Mt. Pleasant

If you haven’t started to plan your Valentine’s Day dinner, don’t worry, Mt. Pleasant Grille has. They will be serving the menu you know and love as well as an all new, one night only, Valentine’s Special!  Check their Facebook page for more details. Reservations are encouraged!  Call now to reserve a spot. (931) 379-7228

If you live out in Spring Hill or Columbia and do not want to drive to Mt. Pleasant, why not hop on the Muletown Trolley for only $1 and get dropped off in Mt. Pleasant? You can enjoy shopping and dining on Valentine’s and everyday. Check out their website for schedules.

Valentine’s Mini Photo Session
Saturday, February 9th at Breckenridge Baby Boutique , 10-15 Minute Sessions
4 Digital Images for $40. Add $10 for more than 4 children in 1 family. For more information, click on the above link.

Learn how to massage your loved ones feet with the loving healing art of reflexology at Mindful Palm. Join other couples to explore how to exchange foot massages in a relaxing loving way💜
This class is not limited to just couples. Single? Bring your best friend, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle.. For more information check out the link above.

  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU! WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS AND APPRECIATE YOU SHOPPING WITH US!

A Little of This and a Little of That :)

Table Centerpiece at Maury Alliance Dinner

Last night, January 31st was the annual meeting for Maury Alliance held at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia. I personally was not in attendance but the City of Mt. Pleasant had a table reserved. Apparently every year, the sponsors of the tables are asked to bring a centerpiece that represents their business or City. Then at the end of the evening the centerpieces are judged and a winner is chosen.

A few weeks ago I was asked if I could work with Tom Harmon from Too Much Stuff to come up with a theme and design for the centerpiece for this annual event. So Tom came over to my store and the brainstorming began. Then he saw my Sweet Grass Farms display where the bike sat and inspiration hit!

The inspiration continued and we decided to go with the bike as our centerpiece and Tom would fill the baskets with beautiful fresh flowers.

When my mother and I were chatting about it she suggested the theme’ Mt. Pleasant Then and Now’. I love team work. Next, I chose photos from books from the Mt. Pleasant Museum to use and reached out to Dave at Paperweight Printing to compile the photos in such a way that they would stand up in front of the bike on both sides with the photos presented in a timeline from 1824 – 2019. Teamwork resulted in a beautiful centerpiece depicting ‘Mt. Pleasant Then and Now’. Although the centerpiece that was a chocolate fountain with strawberries to dip won, the Mt. Pleasant centerpiece received numerous compliments. The bike will be on display at City Hall for a few days so stop on by.

Thank you Tom, Mom, and Dave for making it happen.

Does anyone leave their Christmas tree up through March???

My mom retired recently and moved from Alaska living with us temporarily until she decides what State she wants to settle in. She arrived about a week prior to Christmas and loves our tree by the front door. I usually take it down around New Year’s Day but not this year. It’s STILL by the front door. She loves the light and ambiance it gives. I have to admit it does look beautiful but…….

Some of you may have met my mother already as she has been helping out in the store lately. She was working in retail prior to leaving Alaska so she enjoys being back in it on her terms this time. 🙂 She has asked if the tree can remain there through March because she loves it so much. Oh my….. so we will probably accommodate MOM. I have to admit, it’s weird having it there but I LOVE Christmas so it’s nice all at the same time.

A COUPLE OF REMINDERS!

Kinzer Pharmacy is currently accepting prescription transfers in preparation of opening their doors for business next week. I stopped by the other day and got a tour of the place; it’s looking good and will soon be ready for customers.

Mt. Pleasant Marketplace is opening today from 10am – 7pm. It’s located in a building across from City Hall at 111 Public Square. It will have several vendor booths set up for your shopping pleasure.

Until next time 🙂 Angela

Don’t forget – if you haven’t already please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @1824generalstore . We would appreciate it.

Somewhere In Time

Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn

Last night I was watching one of my all time favorite shows, ‘Somewhere in Time‘ with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. I haven’t watched it for at least 10 years but the other day my husband and I and my mother were talking about time travel which led to, “Let’s watch Somewhere in Time”.

It’s a love story based on time travel where Christopher Reeve sacrifices living in the present to find love in the past. It’s such a romantic, love story based on time travel. If you’ve never watched it, I highly recommend it. The Grand Hotel in the movie where it takes place is on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Every year they have a ‘Somewhere in Time’ weekend. This past year was in October 2018.

For approximately $1500 per couple you get the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Thursday evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday evening reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Special showing of Somewhere in Time
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Some day my husband and I will make the weekend trip to Mackinac Island for the Somewhere in Time weekend. I think it would be so much fun. But besides the fact that I love this movie, it made me think about time travel and Mt. Pleasant. Here we are in 2019 with paved roads, cars, electricity, A/C , cell phones, computers etc.

But what was it like in Mt. Pleasant in 1824 when the city was chartered?

Would you want to travel back in time to Mt. Pleasant in 1824 if you had the ability? Was it a time when the City was a bustling place filled with people walking Main Street, shopping in the stores, conversing on the streets, attending fun parties and building beautiful homes? I know during the phosphate era it was that way, but what was it like in 1824?

According to the Tennessee Encyclopedia , it was in 1896 that Judge S. O. Weatherly discovered brown rock near Mt. Pleasant. This site contained brown phosphate rock of high grade and proved to be one of the most important mineral discoveries in Tennessee. As news of this find spread, mining and industry moved into the area. Mt. Pleasant became a boomtown with the population increasing from 466 in 1890 to 2,000 in 1900, and fifteen companies were in operation in the early 1900s. Small companies were bought or forced out by larger companies.

But that was in the 1900 time frame that Mt. Pleasant was thriving. But what was 1824 in Mt. Pleasant like when it was first chartered? In 1890 there was only 466 people living here so was it more or less populated in 1824? I would love to hear what you know about that time period. Would you want to travel back in time in 1824 to Mt. Pleasant? Why or why not? Comment on your thoughts as well as your knowledge of Mt. Pleasant in 1824.

It’s fascinating to me to see how places looked and the way people lived and worked back in the day and how it has changed over the years. If I were to travel back in time, I would go to England in the Victorian Era wearing a beautiful dress, eating off of fancy china, living in a gorgeous home decorated with the all the beautiful material of the Victorian era and ornate fixtures. However, I would want it to include the comforts of today like heat, air conditioning and up to date bathrooms and computers. 🙂

I like to ‘have my cake and eat it too“. Why have just one or the other?

Until next time 🙂 Angela

The Perk Spot Coffee Shop

Candace and Aaron Davaloz are the proud owners of a new coffee shop in Mt. Pleasant. I first met Candace when she was working for the court in Mt. Pleasant. She would stop in our store and grab some snacks and gift items from time to time. She was always so bubbly and cheery and easy to talk to. It was ALWAYS a pleasure having her stop in the store and chat.

I remember her telling me how she had worked in the coffee industry off and on since a young adult and how much she loved serving people and making coffee and latte’s for others. She even continued doing it once in awhile ‘ FOR FUN‘. 🙂

Although her day job was working at the court each day that was not where her passion was. Then she had the opportunity to run the Buckhead – Mt. Pleasant location so she jumped all over that. Customers loved her!! She greeted customers with enthusiasm, caring and kindness. People started frequenting the coffee shop more often because Candace was there and she was able to wake up each day knowing she was fulfilling her own passion.

Then the most AMAZING opportunity presented itself to her; to own her own coffee shop in the town she loved and serving the people she loved. She could not pass up the chance to make a dream of hers come to fruition. So, Candace and her husband did what every new business owners do and that’s figure out if it really is doable financially and whether or not they are willing to put in the time and energy day after day to run a business.

Fortunately for all of us, they decided to move forward and take the leap of faith. When she told me about this opportunity and how she has dreamed of having her own coffee shop for a gazillion years, I asked her if she also had a name chosen for when that day would arrive. She without hesitation said, ‘Yes, The Perk Spot Coffee Shop“.

They quickly got it all together as they did not want to be closed for a long period of time but there were permits, licenses and inspections to be had before opening the doors. Oh yeah, and equipment to purchase and have installed. As you can see from the photo above, Candace was very excited to receive her brand new Espresso machine. 🙂

And then opening day arrived on Tuesday, January 15th!!! What an exciting day for the new business owners and for all of us in Mt. Pleasant. We are so glad you are here Candace. And not only do we have a wonderful, community coffee shop here in town owned by a great couple but they are also open from 7:30am – 7pm Monday – Friday. Yay! In fact, last night I went in around 6pm and grabbed some fresh ground coffee for breakfast this morning. It is also nice to have another store open till 7pm as we are. They are open on Saturdays from 8am – 4pm.

Drink Menu for The Perk Spot

So, why not grab a cup of coffee before work and then come on back after work and grab another then walk across the street to our store and grab something to bring home for dinner like some delicious Liberty Trace Farm meat, Tallgrass meat, Coco’s Italian Market pizza or ravioli? See how convenient we make it for you?

Stop in this week and check out the new decor, food products, drink menu and say hi to Candace. Oh yeah, don’t forget to follow her on Facebook so you stay current with the happenings of The Perk Spot Coffee Shop.

Welcome Aaron and Candace!! Until next time 🙂 Angela

ALL HANDS ON DECK!!

All Hands on Deck: Photo Credit Smart Living 360

2018 was a great year for our first full year in business thanks to all of you who shopped with us. We appreciate you so much!

Hello 2019! As a small business owner, the tasks do not end when operating hours close. There is always accounting, displays, social media, purchasing product, cleaning; the list goes on and on. Now I don’t say that as a complaint at all because that’s what we all signed up for.

With the end of year comes the end of year inventory count. Prior to opening my store, my experience was in supply chain and operations in the healthcare field. So I know how long and tedious an inventory count can be.

With that in mind, I needed All Hands On Deck both New Year’s Eve day and New Years Day to perform an inventory count. So I reached out to my mom who is visiting for a few months and my husband to assist. They totally ROCK!! We got it all done and Christmas displays changed out.

Another example of All Hands On Deck is Kinzer Pharmacy coming in February to Mt. Pleasant. Driving by on New Years, a truck was backed up to the store and things happening in preparation for their business. So exciting. I love seeing new businesses come to Mt. Pleasant and buildings filling up. If you follow them on Facebook you can keep track of their opening dates.

The Perk Spot is coming soon to downtown Mt. Pleasant. If you aren’t aware, Buckhead – Mt. Pleasant location closed their doors on December 22nd.

As we all know – every town needs a coffee shop so Candace the former manager of the Buckhead Mt. Pleasant location is opening her own coffee shop in the same location. She has a gazillion years of experience in the coffee industry and is fulfilling a life time dream of hers. All Hands On Deck for Candace soon in preparing for her coffee shop to open. Give them a follow too so you know when the opening date is.

Another exciting business coming to Mt. Pleasant is Good Wood Press. George Hamilton V  hosts Mt. Pleasant’s own radio show on Fridays from 9am -10am on WKOM. He is opening up this store front business in the building next to Hay Long Hall.

All Hands On Deck now in preparing the building for its’ January 2019 opening.  Give them a follow on Facebook too.

Everywhere we turn there is All Hands On Deck where new business owners are fulfilling a dream of theirs and providing  a service /goods to the community they love.  So let’s support all of our local Mt. Pleasant businesses. We want them to be around for a loooooong time. 🙂

Until next time 🙂 Angela

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be in the know.

Merry Christmas Y’All!!

Six (6) days before Christmas!!! That’s just crazy. It seems like it was just last week when we decorated our tree. Shoppers continue to frequent our store and the other merchants here in Mt. Pleasant which we so appreciate.

I just love, love, love meeting new people and seeing our regular customers each day. It’s fun to get to know a little about them and their lives. My store is truly my ‘Hallmark World’

Today I had the pleasure of meeting so many new customers both local and from outside of Mt. Pleasant. It has just been a very special and enjoyable day. 🙂 Two of these new customers who were such a pleasure to chat with were Justin and Christina from Nebraska (above). They just got married on Saturday and are on their honeymoon for a few days before heading to Texas. He is a singer/songwriter and spends time in Nashville. They have been searching for places to potentially move to in the future and found Mt. Pleasant and wanted to visit in person.

Christina said she follows us (1824 General Store) on social media and reads my blogs so she keeps up with some of the happenings in and around town and just had to come to our store and check it out.  (So sweet of her) I do hope they end up moving to Mt. Pleasant in the future. He could perform at Hay Long Hall in addition to in and around Nashville.  Thanks you two for stopping in today and for following us on social media all the way from Nebraska. 🙂 It was truly a pleasure meeting you. Congratulations on your marriage and have a great time in Tennessee and Texas.

Everyone, check out Justin’s musical talent and learn more about him on his website. (www.justinkane.us)

Thank you for all who shop with us regularly and for those who have recently visited our store. We appreciate you more than you will know. 

Please be sure to check out the local Mt. Pleasant businesses for your gift giving purchases this holiday season and eat breakfast lunch or dinner at one of the local restaurants. Great food and wonderful gift ideas for every age here in town.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you all have a wonderful time with friends and family.

Until next time 🙂 Angela

Family Traditions for the Holidays

I love this time of year when Christmas decorations are bountiful and beautiful everywhere you go. Christmas music is playing in the stores, people are enjoying shopping for others and families and friends are making memories together.

One of our family traditions is going to Opryland Hotel in Nashville and walking around looking at all the beautiful decorations, flowers and people. It’s such a festive place to be.  Some of our family (we have a big one so only some made it) met us at Opryland Hotel  this past Sunday. 

My husband Matt and I enjoyed an adult holiday beverage at The Falls restaurant while waiting for family to arrive. It was so relaxing and enjoyable.  We were soon joined by some of our kids and grandkids as you can see in the above photos. The tree we always get a photo in front of was decorated beautifully. But every year, as the parents of our grandkids try to gather the kids in front of the tree for that ‘perfect’ family photo, the kids don’t always want to cooperate . I think it’s hilarious because they are making silly faces or touching their sibling but the parents don’t find it so funny. 

Christmas Themed Parties

Another fun family tradition we started several years ago is a ‘Family Christmas Themed Party’.  I was inspired to do so after a trip we made to Italy and thought it might be fun to host a family dinner celebrating a Christmas in Italy themed party. So I did some research on Christmas meals and traditions and made decorations and a meal to match. I LOVE doing this each year for our kids and grandkids that can make it.  It’s part of our Christmas present to all of them. All they do is show up and have fun. Cousins play with each other, activities to do such as cookie decorating, good food to eat and lots of laughter and fun memories.

One year we had the ‘Grinch’ as our themed party with a Whoville menu and decorations. I think this one is the most memorable for everyone. Such a great time. This year my mom and brother will be joining us so we are having a ‘Tennessee Country Christmas‘. My mom and brother have lived in Alaska for the last 12-15 years (I can’t remember how long) so I have not had them near us at Christmas to partake in the festivities with us. I’m so excited to be able to have them here this year.

I can’t tell you what we are doing, what decorations or food I have planned as the family themed party for this year because it is always a SECRET!! I want it to be a complete surprise for my family; kind of like opening a gift.  I’ll post pictures after the party for you to see. I’ll let you know how it went but I expect it will be fun and memorable.

If any of you have some family traditions you would like to share, I would love to hear about them so please put them in the comments section.

Only 12 more days till Christmas Eve so be sure to stop in our store and other Mt. Pleasant shops to do some holiday shopping. We would appreciate it.

Until next time 🙂 Angela

News From Mt. Pleasant’s Downtown Merchants Meeting

Photo Credit: Lightborn

I have said in the past and will continue to say that “It takes a village” to get a town revitalized. The definition of revitalization is ‘to give new life or vigor to‘. Many people in Mt. Pleasant’s City, residents and business owners far before my time have given time, energy, love, money and a caring heart to Mt. Pleasant’s revitalization efforts. Without all their involvement and continued involvement, Mt. Pleasant’s historic downtown commercial buildings would be boarded up and the town would probably be a sleepy one. I want to give a shout out to two people that have been tirelessly, for a gazillion years, been focused on revitalizing Mt. Pleasant and giving back to the community in so many ways. Thank you Jim Barrier and Donna Morency!!

With the emergence of manufacturing businesses coming to Mt. Pleasant and people moving here from all over the country – I think it’s even more important that we as a ‘village’ work together to continue our efforts of breathing new life into our amazing town.  One way we as downtown merchants try to accomplish that is by meeting once a month to collaborate on ideas, events, and to help each other with whatever is needed in order to continue serving the community we love and support one another with ideas and encouragement.

Debriefing/Recapping of Events

Yesterday was our December meeting and we had the best turnout we have ever had at our merchant’s meeting. I LOVE IT!! Focused, caring, loving, concerned merchants and City management. It takes all of us working together for the betterment of Mt. Pleasant. We talked about all the events we’ve had since October; BBQ Festival, Shop Small Saturday, Sunday Funday and Maury’s Mayberry Christmas. We focused our discussion on what went well for all of you participating in it, what went well for the businesses and what can we do differently in 2019 to make it better. We have some great ideas that we will be working on in 2019 to make our annual events even better and more enjoyable for all. Certainly, if anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. You can email me at 1824generalstore@gmail.com or comment on this blog.  It will be a great year for Mt. Pleasant.

Thank you all for participating in these events that people work so hard on throughout the year to bring to everyone. 

Mt. Pleasant Merchant  Business Updates

Some exciting news regarding businesses in town!

  1. We have a new pharmacy coming to town sometime in January 2019. It is called Kinzer Pharmacy. The owner, Michael Kinzer and pharmacist has an extensive background in the pharmacy and retail business from his years working for Fred’s Pharmacy. It will be located on South Main Street across from City Hall where the florist used to be. He attended our meeting yesterday as a new merchant and we are so excited to have him and a small town pharmacy available in Mt. Pleasant. Stay tuned for more information.
  2. A beloved business on North Main Street is Jernigan’s on Main. The owner Vicki Jernigan is such a sweet, caring, thoughtful person who loves Mt. Pleasant and wants to see it be revitalized. She has had her shop open for a couple of years and many of you may have noticed lately that her store has been closed more often than usual. I have great news for you all. Jernigan’s is undergoing a restructuring that you are all sure to love. Exciting things on the horizon. Shhhh…. I can’t say anything yet. 🙂 Be sure to follow her store on Facebook so when she announces more information you’ll be in the know.
  3. As many of you may already know – Rite Aid on North Main Street is also undergoing a restructure and was bought out by Walgreens. I am hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that Walgreens will spruce up the outside of the building and put up a new, fresh Walgreens sign because Rite Aid’s sign and exterior has been a bit lackluster in my opinion and has needed a face lift for awhile.
  4. George Hamilton V is the host of Mt. Pleasant’s Radio Show, “Drive Southevery Friday morning on 101.7 FM. He is also the ‘Viva NashVegas‘ radio show guy that has his live show at Hay Long Hall once a month on Saturdays. He loves Mt. Pleasant so much like we all do that he decided in addition to the radio shows, he is going to set up shop here as well. I’m super excited about this because he will be opening a store front over the next month or so on Hay Long Ave. It will be in the building next to the police station and Hay Long Hall. It used to be a ‘pink building’ but no longer is. His business will be a letterpress shop. He will have posters and Mt. Pleasant merchandise for sale. You’ll also be able to go in and make your own letterpress posters. He will also conduct some classes as well. I don’t know what the name will be, but stay tuned. It will be very cool.

Before I sign off on this week’s blog – I do want to remind you and ask each of you to shop local in Mt. Pleasant if you live in Mt. Pleasant before heading out to other communities. With all these great stores in our town, I’m confident you’ll find something for someone on your gift list. And all the local businesses would appreciate you shopping and dining in their establishments.

If you don’t find everything you need for your gift giving needs in Mt. Pleasant then I encourage you to head to our neighboring communities and shop small there also. Columbia has some awesome shops and restaurants and Hampshire is a great place to buy something for the wine lover at all their wineries.

Last but not least, here’s advertising for my own store :). Come on in and check out some of the items we have.

  • Made in Tenn food and gift items (many to choose from)
  • Candles galore
  • Coco’s pizza  and Peppermint gelato (not for a gift but a quick, delicious meal for sure)
  • Main Street Homemade Ice Cream
  • Scarves and Hats
  • Toys, candy and so much more

Until next time 🙂 Angela