Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Downtown Lights event draws crowd for music, shopping and fun - State Gazette

On Friday, Dec. 14 local business owners invited residents and out-of-towners to rediscover downtown Dyersburg during a 3-hour long event packed full of shopping, food, friends, and live music. Despite rain, the event thrived, kicking off 5 p.m. on Friday with a steady stream of shoppers flowing into the district up until 8 p.m. A two-day event, stores reopened on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

State Gazette photos/ Rachel Townsend

Storefronts were festively decorated and lit up, with patrons welcomed into nearly every business with an array of refreshments, providing the perfect environment for socializing and shopping. Downtown merchants participating in the holiday event include: Amy Jane’s Boutique, Bridge Events and More, Buff City Soap, Clayton Hayes Photography, Copper Lane Gifts, Fiddlesticks, Galleria, Hidden Treasures Thrift Store, Pennington Seed and Supply, Rose Tree Interiors, Shevon’s Above and Beyond, Southern Charm, Tanglewood, Tempe’s, Tencom Services, The Mustard Company Store, The Salon, Heaven Cent Thrift Store, The Way We Were Antiques and Yates General Appliance. Vendors featured at the Mill Workspace included: All Things Pie, Farm House Barkery, Trey Cornette Glass Artist, Youth Enterprises Holiday Cards, 5 Jazzy Jewelz Jewelry and The Popcorn Bar. Located at 111 Market St., were numerous pop-up shops including: BOHO Avenue, Winding Road Boutique, JC Southern Styles, Doughsserts and more.

On both Friday and Saturday, Clayton Hayes Photography offered a children's ‘Letters to Santa’ photo session for only $10, with digital images emailed along with full photo printing rights.

Hot cups of specialty coffee were available at The Bus Stop (above), while those shopping on South Mill Avenue could pop into The Mill Workspace for a cup of hot coffee from Java Café (below).

At 201 West Court St., between First Citizens National Bank and Copper Lane, visit even more pop-up vendors at Market on Court.

Live music performances were held at The Mill Workspace (Kurt Stephenson) and Bus Stop (Tony Burris). On Saturday, musical performances by Bill Kelly were held at Pennington Seed and Supply.

Chequers opened its doors to the public at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a full dinner menu. On Saturday night, they welcomed live music by DJ Zach.


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