The Olive Branch is Open, Hamm’s & Walls of Clay are Moving

It must be one of those musical merchant times again as there is quite a bit going on downtown at the moment. I took shots last weekend during Oktoberfest and then popped back down to the square tonight to make sure there was no additional earth-shattering news.  So, here’s the run down:    

The Olive Branch, a new boutique connected to Shelby-Marilee & Company, opened this past Saturday.  They have a nice selection of jewelry and some beautiful scarves.  They are expecting to have Fossil watches, men’s wallets, purses and more accessories in about a week.    

The Olive Branch is Open!

The Olive Branch is Open!

 

The Olive Branch is Open!

The Olive Branch is Open!

 

 You may have noticed work going on over at 307 W. Louisiana, across the street from Mitchell Park.  They’ve got some nice looking awnings up today.  This is the future home of Hamm’s Custom Meats which was previously next door to the Main Street Magic & Fun Company.  I think that there are new owners but I’ll have to confirm that after they open.  My bigger question is if they will start accepting credit cards after the move.    

Hamm's Relocating

Hamm's Relocating

 

 Hamm’s old location is not going to be sitting vacant.  According to their windows, a local meat and produce market called Local Yocal is coming this fall.  It had been published somewhere that Genesis Beef would be coming to downtown on Kentucky Street this fall and I think that this may actually be them.  The only logical storefront on Kentucky that they could have gone into is still for lease and the sign in the Old Hamm’s windows says, among other things, grass fed beef.  I’ll keep an eye on the progress.    

Local Yocal Coming This Fall

Local Yocal Coming This Fall

 

 Also coming to downtown this fall is Giggle Brush Designs.  The picture says it all – baby bedding, clothes, gifts and decor items.  Their web site looks great: http://www.gigglebrushdesigns.com/    

Giggle Brush Designs Coming This Fall

Giggle Brush Designs Coming This Fall

 

 Walls of Clay is also moving.  They are currently on Virginia, next to Gregory’s Bistro but are moving onto Kentucky Street next door to Sugar & Spice Girlie Girl Parties. Strategically, this may be an excellent move for both of them.  I spoke to several mothers during Oktoberfest who wanted to schedule birthday parties with the McKinney Art House and didn’t know about Walls of Clay or Sugar & Spice.  Both are great spots for downtown birthdays.  (As is Main Street Magic & Fun Company, which has a full birthday theatre on the second floor).  Right now, the new location is anticipated to open November 2nd.    

Walls of Clay is Moving

Walls of Clay is Moving

 

 LifeStyle Nutrition has a sandwich board out announcing that they need bodies for boot camp.  I stuck my head in the door to get the low-down but they had handed out all of their flyers during Oktoberfest.   They have a small pamphlet that says that they need 23 people serious about losing up to 30 pounds in 30 days.  The boot camp consists of three 50-minute workouts a week for 4 weeks.  (Both of the owners were personal trainers before starting LifeStyle Nutrition.) If interested, give them a call at (972) 542-9990 or visit their website at www.lifestyle-nutrition.com.    

Lifestyle Nutrition Needs Bodies for Boot Camp

Lifestyle Nutrition Needs Bodies for Boot Camp

 

 There are sandwich boards galore out this evening.  Aparicio’s is announcing karaoke tonight from 8:30 to close.  The Pub was advertising their weekend brunch.  Loco Cowpoke announced that they will be open until 8:00. I especially recommend their pickled green tomato relish.  It’s a little spicy, but very good.    

Loco Cowpoke Open Late

Loco Cowpoke Open Late

 

  I’m really excited about Rocky Horror coming to the McKinney Performing Arts Center on October 29th.  The courtroom theatre is a perfect location for this and I’m hoping to make it to the performance.    

Rocky Horror Coming to MPAC

Rocky Horror Coming to MPAC

 

 The weather is perfect.  It’s a good time to go shopping.  And don’t forget about Scare on the Square also coming up on October 29th.  The streets of the square will be closed to auto traffic from 4 to 6 to make way for little tykes in costumes to make their way around the square and collect candy from the merchants.     

Chick Charm is Ready for the Holidays

Chick Charm is Ready for the Holidays

 

 So that’s it for me for this weekend.  I’ll close with a couple more photos.  If you hear of any news, please let me know.     

Happy Harvest Sign Outside The Pantry Restaurant

Happy Harvest Sign Outside The Pantry Restaurant

 

 Here’s a shot of the luminary pumpkins over at Plum Creek Primitives that I had mentioned in an  earlier post.    

Pumpkins at Plum Creek Primitives

Pumpkins at Plum Creek Primitives

 

 This great pumpkin is also at Plum Creek Primitives.    

Pumpkin at Plum Creek Primitives

Pumpkin at Plum Creek Primitives

 

Until next time,    

Happy Shopping!  

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6 Responses to “The Olive Branch is Open, Hamm’s & Walls of Clay are Moving”

  1. Dennis Haberkern

    MPAC is showing Rocky Horror? Do they know they’re going to be sweeping up rice for months? I can’t wait to see all the Frank impersonators that show up. Bring your cameras…there’s going to be some incredible photo ops!

    Beth ~ thanks again for keeping up with the business moves…they happen much too often and too fast for me to keep up with!

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  2. Brandon

    Beth,

    Genesis Beef owners Matt and Heather Hamilton are opening the Local Yocal shop in the former home of Hamm’s, it looks to be a really great shop. The new owner’s of Hamm’s are Johnny and Carrie Galyean, but I do not know about whether they will be accepting credit cards

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    • Beth

      Thanks for your comment! We are anxious for both to open. We have been a Hamm’s fan for a long time but we’ve been longing for a full meat market with produce too.

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  3. Judith Graves

    Can you please announce that Clinic Esthetica will be having an Open House at our New Location at the Historic Cotton Mill on October 28th from 6pm to 8:30 pm in the Event Hall. There will be an open Wine, Margarita and Daiquiri bar as well as hors-d’oeuvres by the Chocolate Angel. Each woman who RSVPs and attends the event (Limit 250) will receive a Vivite Skin Care Gift Bag with products and services of $150.

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