ARDMORE – Three businesses launched in the first month the year in Ardmore, perhaps signaling not only growth in that city but overall in Limestone County.
Pink Sage Boutique, Pizza on Main, and Bliss and Birch held ribbon-cutting ceremonies in January.
“The Greater Ardmore Chamber is excited about the opening of these three businesses,” Yolandia Eubanks, director at Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, told 256 Today soon following those celebrations. “Each is meeting a need in our community with men’s clothing, women’s clothing (XS-3XL), children’s clothing, and dine-in restaurant.
“These businesses are investing in our community and I believe because of their investment the Ardmore community will continue to grow and meet the needs of our residents.”
Bethany Shockney, president and CEO of the Limestone County Economic Development Association, said job opportunities are a highlight for expanding business in the area.
“Limestone County is experiencing exponential growth due to incredible job opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, FBI, construction, education, etc. in our region,’’ she said. “Due to the heavy presence of government and defense companies, there is also a huge need for engineers, IT, and cyber security professionals.
“We anticipate the growth to continue, especially as our community is meeting the demand for very diverse housing options.”
A closer look at the three newest enterprises in Ardmore can be found at https://greaterardmorechamber.com/ :
- Pink Sage Boutique is family-owned and operated. The owners are Jenny Batt and Shelby Cantrell. They carry women’s clothing (sizes XS – 3X), kids clothing (sizes NB – 6T), shoes, and accessories. Jenny and Shelby have operated an online boutique. By opening a storefront, they can carry more inventory and their customers can see the items in person and try on items they are interested in. Pink Sage Boutique is at 30517 Ardmore Avenue. The shop is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.– 3 p/m. Customers can shop at the store or on their website at www.pinksageboutique.square.site.
- Bliss and Birch is owned and operated by Jada Miller-Young and David Young. The Youngs also own and operate North Alabama Maintenance & Janitorial in Ardmore.
The store carries home décor, gift items, men’s clothing, plus size women’s clothing, perfume and cologne, and designer handbags, purses, and wallets such as Kate Spade and Louis Vuitton. Bliss and Birch is the only storefront in the Ardmore community that sells men’s clothing (jeans, khakis, t-shirts, dress shirts, hats, and more). They are open Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Pizza on Main is owned and operated by Darian and Brandie Pearson. The Pearsons opened Pearson Auto Sales last March and the Frozen Frog Food Truck, specializing in shaved ice and loaded teas, last summer. Pizza on Main is a dine-in (with inside and outside seating) or carry-out pizzeria. They also offer gluten-free options. In addition to pizza, they offer wings, salads, hoagies, desserts and select beers and Coke products. Pizza on Main is at 26671 Main Street in Ardmore, Tenn., and is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.