Since Kingdom Business Journal is all about small business, I thought it would be fitting to go and support small businesses today on Small Business Saturday.
I decided to mix it up and get a good variety for my visits today. I visited a friend’s shop on the mall, a family owned franchise hardware store, a reconditioned furniture and decor booth at a flea market, a main street shop, and finally a new restaurant I wanted to learn more about.
Here we go!
Welcome to Accessory Girl owned by my friends Stacey and Celesta Dennen.
What a beautiful shop they have in a strategic location just inside the main entrance of Northpark Mall at the corner of the main corridor. Celesta is a master of picking a great variety of handbags, jewelry, and accessories. She has a lot of what I consider, “bling bling” items as well as a selection of country girl accessories.
She had some great hand crafted items such as a selection of candles and hand crafted potpourri to choose from.
Make sure you stop by and see Celesta and find something special.
Northpark Mall 101 N. Rangeline Suite 126 Joplin, Missouri 64801
Tracey and Scherry Talbott have created some awesome pieces. This is a picture of the booth they have at Rangeline Antique Mall in Webb City, Mo.
I think this table is incredible. This was a plain oak table that Tracey restored and refinished.
This is a corner shelf made out of an old door that Tracey cut in half. Awesome!
Even down to the very unique and artistic labels, it is all first class.
Make sure you stop by their booth (P11). It is always changing.
3421 N Range Line Rd
Call Tracey at 660-227-9570 if you are looking for something special.
Next, the hardware store!
Welcome to Henkle’s ACE Hardware. Henkle’s Ace Hardware is a local family-owned member of the Ace Hardware cooperative of stores.
John Henkle grew up in his dad’s homecenter, Grand Country Homeworks in Grove. John and Cris had a Ace Hardware store in Zapata, Texas, but wanted to get closer to family, so they sold their store and opened in Webb City.
This is such a cool store. My grandparents had a local grocery store, and it always felt like you were shopping with family. Henkle’s has that hometown hardware feel. I was greeted by one of the clerks with a smile, and there was someone always around willing to help when I needed help.
The store was very clean, well-organized, and they had a great selection. They have many things that the big box stores can’t or won’t carry. I needed an item that I wasn’t able to find anywhere else, and they ordered it for me.
Henkles is a great small business in Webb City.
1201 S. Madison Street Webb City, Mo 417-673-2112
Let’s go to downtown Joplin
Jane Richart is my friend and owner of Upstairs Boutique.
Upstairs Boutique began in the fall of 1995 as a small gift store above Frye & Gray Furniture in Joplin, MO. with only 750 sq. ft. After just one year, the vision for the business expanded and that small space was outgrown. Today…we’re celebrating our 15th year in business and our 14th year located in the heart of Downtown Joplin’s Historic Sunshine
Lamp District in our 5000 sq. ft. location.
Jane, her husband Bob, and Jane’s son Kent are wonderful people.
Jane has big sales every year after Thanksgiving and it is a great time to get stocking stuffers for the ladies on my list.
She had leg warmers, watches, scarves, and jewelry on sale today. Lots of goodies!
One thing I love about Jane’s store is how nice it always looks, she had Christmas music playing, and it smelt great.
All decked out and ready for the Christmas shoppers.
And the best part…..
FREE GIFT WRAP!
Come see Jane and her crew for that special lady on your list.
502 S. Main Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Now let talk about food!
Welcome to Mohaska Farmhouse. Owners Jamey Smith and Eric Dicharry opened in June this year.
I spoke with Jamey today. He started his bakery business in a converted garage. He sold breads at the farmers markets in Webb City and Neosho, and they had a portable concession food trailer they went to special events with for the last 5 years.
Jamey and Eric built this wood fired oven that they make all their pizza and bread in.
Jamey told me they make over 30 kinds of bread, just not all at one time.
Mohaska Farmhouse makes all of their menu items from scratch using high quality cheese and local bacon and sausage. They utilize locally grown and organic products when available. Their breads are hand-crafted with organic flours, sea salt, and water.
They have a full menu and even have live music on the weekend.
I brought home a loaf of 100% whole wheat bread. I am going to toast it and put some of Laura’s homemade preserves on it for breakfast.
Go and try Mohaska Farmhouse today!
1821 South Main Joplin, Mo
Remember to shop local small business.