Teresa Brooks and her daughter Kate have begun a journey together, one which has many facets to it, including offering Logan County a charming place to shop, as well as a stage to get to know the community on a more personal level. For these two woman opening a store is much bigger than just making money, it’s allowing God to use them in a way they are hopeful will encourage others they will meet along the way.
When the Brooks family opened the doors to Southern Grace Boutique and Gifts on Sept. 3, 2016, it was on a leap and a prayer. This adventure was something both mother and daughter had been wanting to do for sometime, but just didn’t know when. This year the time seemed right, and the best friends moved their dream into a reality.
“We literally just jumped off the bridge,” chuckled Teresa. “I think my husband just got tired of hearing us say we wanted to do this, and he finally said just do it.”
Southern Grace Boutique and Gifts is located at 245 Hopkinsville Road in Russellville. When you walk through the doors you are immediately greeted by one or more of the Brooks duo. They make you feel very welcome with their warm “hello” and their desire to make you feel comfortable.
“We want to be able to meet the needs of our customers,” said Kate. “It’s very important to us those who come through our front doors feel accepted and comfortable.”
The boutique offers a variety of items for that one-stop shopper. You will find clothing, jewelry, candles, wreathes, purses, housewares, and plenty of UK and baby items. The exciting thing is the product lines will change, offering new additions during your next visit.
“This is a trial and error venture,” said Teresa. “We will see what people want and need and then act. We want to have fun here. We want our customers to have fun. Come in to shop, but stay awhile if you want, and we can enjoy visiting. Our decision to open this store goes way beyond buying and selling. It’s all about fellowship and meeting others. It’s a good opportunity to connect with people in our community and we are grateful to be here to do just that.”
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