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The Sherman Business Report: Riverside Alley open in Columbus


Caleb W. Sherman

Caleb W. Sherman



Caleb W. Sherman/Dispatch Staff



A new boutique opened May 2 downtown on Fifth Street. 


Riverside Alley is located between Anointed Apparel and Zachary's restaurant. The boutique offers a large assortment of locally produced hand-made clothing, accessories and gifts. Owner Deborah Sellers and her family spent previous years traveling for wholesale shows. Sellers set up in the former screen-print shop on Fifth Street to establish a center sales location and to bring these hand-made goods back into the Golden Triangle. The 860 square-foot location has been fully renovated for the new store. 


Presently the store's hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. There are plans to extend hours as the holidays draw closer. Customers can be on the lookout for the business' monthly "ladies' night out" announcements via Facebook. 


The Jeweler's Bench at 124 Hwy. 12 W. in Starkville closed earlier this year. This closure was closely followed by an announcement from Jamie Parkerson, an employee with the Jeweler's Bench, that a new shop would be opening later in the year. 


Tentatively named J. Parkerson Jewelers, Parkerson's new store is planned to open in July at 100 Russell St., Suite 7, in the College Park Shopping Center next to Mak B. & Co.'s store front. 


Potential customers can follow progress at the J. Parkerson Jewelers Facebook page and be added to a mailing list for updates. 


Meanwhile, Mak B. & Co. has been hosting a sale featuring discounts up to 75 percent in order to clear out stock to make space for the new arrival. The gift store was located at 100 Russell St., Suites 7 and 8, and is downsizing to fit into the Suite 8 space alone. 


Another new addition to the College Park Shopping Center is Golden Triangle Massage Therapy. 


Formerly located at 302 Hwy. 12 W., the office has relocated to 100 Russell St., Suite 17. The move is intended to support the massage business' growing clientele with a larger floorplan. 


Golden Triangle Massage Therapy is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.  


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