Originally built in 1898, the once-empty building at 101 Atlantic Avenue, Bremen, Georgia, is now home to a flourishing business, Sweet T’s Bowtique. Previously Bremen resident and former Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy held his attorney’s office at this location. Owners of Sweet T’s Bowtique, Lacey and Tyler Rouzee purchased the building and completely repurposed it to showcase the new storefront.
Lacey’s boutique grew from an online shop to now a very popular shop in historic downtown Bremen. Lacey interjects, “My inspiration for the store came directly from my children Tinsley Ray and Taegan Grace, I made all their outfits and then took the designs online to open an ecommerce store. Tyler and I then found this cute spot for a brick and mortar location.” She adds, “We both used to flip houses, so we were already knowledgeable about repurposing incredible spaces.”
Lacey designs most of the children’s clothes in the shop which are branded with Sweet T’s Bowtique tags and her supplier mass produces everything. Sweet T’s takes special design requests too. The fabric used in the clothing production is a rayon silk fabric. Lacey notes, “Several of our customers have children with autistic sensories and they have told us that our clothing material is the only outfits their children will wear because of the soft feel.”
Sweet T’s Bowtique is now known in west Georgia for its extensive variety of hair bows and jewelry. Shoppers will also find bookbags and a large selection of women’s clothing.
Lacey added a kids’ play area during the final construction stage to allow a place for parents to watch their children while shopping. Lacey encourages parents to let their children enjoy this wonderful area, so that shopping can be a stress-free experience.
In closing Lacey noted how thankful she is for the new space and city leaders who have been so kind to her family. She emphasized, “We prayed over the store before we opened, and we can’t do anything without God.” Sweet T’s Bowtique is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Buchanan Street in historic downtown Bremen.