Shop along downtown – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

Shop along downtown – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

By Jennie Guido

Let’s continue to store together Main Street and head into an additional block with even much more retail selections.

The 500 block of Principal Avenue is just one that has traditionally been filled with retail given that the early 1940s. JCPenney was constructed on the corner of Principal and Union Streets in 1945 and manufactured the area its division retail outlet property until eventually relocating to the Natchez Mall soon after it was created in the 1980s. Across the avenue was an additional main continue to be in Natchez retail – Brown Barnett Dixon’s. Its beautiful facade was property to the ideal in gifts and was each individual bride’s initially quit when registering.

Currently, this block is house to many retail areas that provide gorgeous choices of artwork, dwelling furnishings, and clothes to locals and our several website visitors. Just to identify a handful of:


Soiree Boutique, 505 Primary Street

Opened in the spring of 2016, Soiree Boutique provides the best in women’s vogue and components. Initially owned by Gwen Massey, Soiree has taken on a new operator this calendar year. Lily Roberts procured the company from Massey and proceeds on in the identical style as we all have occur to know.

I will say that the models you find at Soiree are individuals without end varieties of parts that you put on yr immediately after calendar year and hardly ever go out of design and style. So many of my go-to wardrobe possibilities have occur from Soiree, and I dread the working day that I have to retire them.

For special situations or performing from dwelling, there is anything for absolutely everyone at Soiree.


Olivina Boutique, 514 Main Avenue

Originally observed on Franklin Avenue, Olivina moved to Principal Avenue at the starting of 2022. By bringing new lifetime to the Dixon making, which was developed in 1866, Sue and Olivia Pate (the mom/daughter duo of all issues Olivina) have reworked the initial floor of this superbly renovated place to dwelling an remarkable selection of goods.

Each time I check out Olivina, I leave with a bag of goodies. Earlier this month, I stopped in for a birthday card and left with peppermint tea and a mug to match. Did I need an additional mug? No, but I preferred it.

That’s what you uncover at Olivina – matters you want and factors you did not notice you wanted. Never even tempt me in the course of the holiday seasons. The decor alternatives that she keeps in retail outlet are remarkable and require to be brought property with me.

It is a room in contrast to any other in city!


Natchez Good Framing and Art Gallery, 518 Major Street

Not long ago celebrating its fifteenth year in business enterprise, Natchez Good Framing and Art Gallery finds its dwelling future to the authentic JCPenney constructing.

As 1 of the previous tailor made body stores in Natchez, Chris Cavette has a broad assortment of choices for your piece of art alongside with artwork to opt for from.

Some thing else that I enjoy about Natchez Fine Framing is they provide art classes each individual summer season and some after college packages to college students ages 5 to 17. If you take a seem at its Facebook website page, you’ll see samples of what your youngsters will study in course. Aimee and I liked taking artwork lessons each individual summer season from unique teachers in city.

Go forward and reserve a space for your kiddos though they are out this summer time. Your refrigerator will thank you!