Cumbaa Design Co. is expanding in Starkville.
Owner Mary Clair Cumbaa said Starkville simply needed a home decor and gift shop, thus prompting her to open The Olive Tree at 517 University Drive.
The Olive Tree opened in mid-July and you can stop by 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“I work with clients in the Starkville area through my design business,” Cumbaa said. “I sensed a need for home decor and gift items in the Starkville area and I decided to expand my business into a retail avenue.”
The Olive Tree boasts candles, furniture, home accessories, rugs, pillows, women’s clothing and more. Be sure to stop by Starkville’s newest shop for your latest home upgrades.
Also in Starkville, we have a new vinyl shop for all you side-hustling crafters.
A Plus Vinyl, 706 Hwy. 12, opened in early July. It is the company’s fifth location in Mississippi with stores open in Ridgeland, Hattiesburg, Flowood and Clinton.
The store offers heat transfer and adhesive vinyl, as well as T-shirts, license plates, koozies and more.
“We’re the middleman and provide materials for the crafting community,” General Manager Lindsey Harper said. “All of us at A Plus Vinyl are extremely happy and excited to be here in Starkville. We hope people keep us in mind for their next crafting creation.”
Check out the new craft store next to Ford Eye Clinic Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A popular Starkville-based restaurant, Where the Food At, is expanding and has opened its second location.
The seafood and soul restaurant officially opened in West Point at 5801 US-45 Alt. in the Mossy Oak Plaza.
Owner Shantita Suber announced the restaurant’s expansion on Facebook.
The Starkville location will be closed for about a week for renovations and repairs, she said. Luckily, those loyal patrons can visit the West Point location for the same menu 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The West Point location will also have two private areas, a lounge and dining room, that customers can rent for special events.
Moving on, Columbus has a new grocery store.
Winifred Young opened Ted’s Market earlier this year at 1925 Second Ave. N.
Young said Ted’s Market is a wholesale store that offers shoepeg corn, okra, purple-hull peas, slabs of ribs, sandwiches, steaks and more.
“We’re small but we’re growing,” Young said. “Just stop by and give us a chance.”
She added customers can also order in bulk ahead of time for reunions, get-togethers and more.
Ted’s Market is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The news keeps on coming. Southern Flour, previously located at the Kroger Plaza in Columbus, is reopening today.
The bakery is now located at 1920 Hwy. 45 N. Its new space, formerly Yo’Bar, gives the bakery about triple the space of its former location.
Be sure to stop by Southern Flour and check out its new digs, including a new party room open for reservations and cookie and cake decorating classes.
Southern Flour is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]