By mid April, folks leaving Ola J. Pickett Park can stop for an afternoon treat.
Sonya Maclean is opening Sweetie’s Cafe at 9641 Old Wolf Road, across from the Caledonia park. The new cafe will start serving customers ice cream, coffee, snowballs and various desserts.
She added the new cafe will continually offer specials and seasonal treats.
“We’re going to keep things changing, add items and keep customers on their toes,” Maclean said.
Once open, Maclean said customers can stop by Tuesday through Sunday 1-6 p.m.
“We wanted to do something close to home,” Maclean said. “We’re excited about being there. I grew up in Caledonia, we’re building a house in Caledonia, so we’re ready and excited to open up.”
Moving on, we’ve got a new kind of kid’s sleepover.
Kasey Duke opened Local Little Teepee this month, bringing kids’ sleepovers to “the next level.”
“We offer full service party packages that includes teepees, mattresses, linens, pillows and the party decor of your choice from our themes,” Duke said. “Our packages include delivery, set up and pick up to the location of your choice in the Golden Triangle.”
Local Little Teepees has various themes including camouflage, sports themed, rainbow and unicorns and more.
“We wanted to bring some creativity and versatility to the party options offered in our community,” Duke said.
Check out Local Little Teepee’s Facebook page for pricing, scheduling and various specials to make your kid’s sleepover the talk of the school.
Over in Starkville, we have a new bakery in town — well, in home.
Shae McGee opened Shae’s Treats this year from her own kitchen.
For now, McGee is baking out of her kitchen, but hopes to expand to a brick and mortar shop.
“I bake a lot,” McGee said. “More than an average person by far. My friends and family always get me to make treats for events. … Lately it’s been weekly that I get asked to, so I prayed about it and decided I should make it a business.”
Customers can reach out to McGee on Facebook, Instagram or they can call or text 870-917-8236.
McGee makes banana pudding, strawberry shortcake, brownies, cookies, trifles, various cakes, petit fours and more.
If you’re interested in supporting this new, incoming business to our area, reach out to McGee. Her desserts are available for either pick up or delivery.
Also in Starkville, we have a new place to change your oil.
Take 5 Oil Change, 814 Hwy. 12, had its grand opening last month.
The oil change franchise first opened in the mid-1980s and has expanded to more than 500 franchises throughout the country.
Take 5 will be open Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.