The Power of the Almond is officially open today in Starkville.
Owner Kirk Hutchinson announced the keto, celiac and diabetic friendly restaurant and bakery earlier this year.
The restaurant at 60 Technology Blvd in Research Park had its ribbon cutting today at 10 a.m.
The online menu lists casseroles, chips and dip, artisan soups, flatbreads and coffee drinks.
Hutchinson previously told The Dispatch the menu and operating hours will continue to expand and change over time. Be sure to check out the new eatery from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The bakery will be open until 5:30 p.m.
A downtown fixture, Montgomery’s Jewelry, is celebrating its 75th year in business.
For 40 of those years, store manager Michelle Sharp has been a key figure in its success. The jewelry store has been at 218 E. Main St. for at least the past 60 years, Sharp said.
Customer service and “keeping with the times” have been the key components in surviving and flourishing for so long, she added.
“We have weathered all of the fluctuations in this business, including the increase of metal costs,” Sharp said. “You have to move with the times. … You can’t stay in the past and you can’t go too far into the future.”
The store was first opened by Blackie and Mary Montgomery. Now, their son, Woody Montgomery, owns and operates the store.
“We just appreciate our customers and appreciate them trusting us with their jewelry,” Sharp said.
Montgomery’s offers custom pieces, appraisals, jewelry and watch repairs, manufacturing and more.
Customers can check out Montgomery’s Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An event planning company just held its grand opening in Starkville.
Takoya Sherman’s Just For You Events and Visions is open and ready to plan your next event.
The one-stop-shop event planner offers party and event planning for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, holiday celebrations and more. Sherman also creates customizable products for her parties including pillows, jewelry, car tags, t-shirts and more.
Sherman initially started planning events for friends and family but has since grown to a full-blown business.
“I am family oriented and truly believe that creating an experience for each customer on a personal level is my best attribute,” Sherman said. “I am 100-percent invested into my business and my customers.”
If you have an event coming up and don’t want the stress of planning, reach out to Sherman. You can find her on Facebook or at justforyoueventsandvision.com.
There’s an update on the Starkville Smoothie King. The smoothie shop has started its groundwork at 308 Hwy. 12. A representative from Smoothie King announced its target opening date is around mid-June, so be on the lookout.
Also in Starkville, there’s a new nail salon coming to Middleton Court shopping center.
Next to Firehouse Subs, Villa Nails Bar and Spa, 327 Hwy 12, is coming soon.
The Dispatch could not reach the owner by press time, but keep an out for the new self-care spot.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]