Changes come for merchants

Published 2:31 am Monday, July 16, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news reporter
If change is progress, downtown Brewton has experienced some progress in recent months.
Monday will find English Realty in a new location with the business making a change that will increase visibility. The locally owned realty company will be conducting business at 906 Douglas Ave. as they move from 335 Belleville Ave.
English, who has owned the Brewton business since the early 1980s says the change in location will be the only change for the company.
English Real Estate has been at the McCall House location on Belleville Avenue since the business began English said.
English Realty isn't the only business that has been packing moving boxes lately. Candy Smith has also been busy moving her business, Shades of Gray, to its new location just down the boardwalk.
The business will be located at Weaver's Apparel and Fine Jewelry Store on the boardwalk in downtown Brewton.
Shades of Gray offers what Smith says is contemporary clothing for women of all ages. The combination of offerings already in place at Weaver's and Smith's collection will give women a wide variety of clothing choices in downtown Brewton, she said.
Smith said the offer to join with Weaver's was one she couldn't pass up.
Smith said the store hours for her portion of the store will be the same as the hours Weaver's already has established.
These two changes in the business community of Brewton are among others that have changed over the past couple of months.
The Hourglass has taken up residence in downtown Brewton in a new location for the business. Having moved from a Belleville Avenue address, the business is now located at 220 St. Joseph St. in the old Pensacola Mill Supply Building. Garden Images, owned by Carol Graves, is co-located with The Hourglass offering everything from plants to gardening tools.
The Hourglass is known for offering unique gift items, food items and a variety of collectible pieces throughout the store.
Along with offering unique items, The Hourglass has begun a Meet and Munch session held on Thursday afternoons.
Jus ‘Do has moved from downtown Brewton to a location at 720 Douglas Ave. Melanie McGougin's business offers a wide variety of items ranging from signs, plaques, award items and a unique collection of gift items.
McGougin said the inventory has remained the same since the move with an increase in some of the lines she carries.
McGougin said the move from St. Joseph Street to the new location not only relocated Jus ‘Do, but also relocated Brewton Screen Printing.

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