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The following is a weekly collaboration that showcases Newnan’s lovely downtown family. Along with Newnan Main Street, Newnan Times Herald, Chasity Posey Photography, and Vwahla Creative, The City Menus is proud to help promote the heart and soul of downtown Newnan through stories. Read more about this collaboration on The Newnan Times-Herald by clicking here.

Elle Mack Boutique is so Satisfying

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Newnan native, Katie Capshaw, owner of Elle Mack Boutique says she gets satisfaction out of providing products that make women in and around our small town feel beautiful inside and out! Elle Mack has something for everyone! Check them out soon at 15 N. Court Square.

Finley’s Boutique Offers Quality and Affordability in Fashion

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Finley’s Boutique in downtown Newnan is a fashion-forward experience for those looking for the perfect gift for the woman of taste and style. From casual wear to formal dresses, jewelry, purses, and other accessories, Finley’s has what you are looking for for that special lady in your life — including you!

Owner Sydney Sherrod states, “Making women feel confident and beautiful from head to toe in a field that I am passionate about is what drew me to open Finley’s Boutique. We pride ourselves on good quality and affordability when it comes to the pieces that we offer.”

Check them out now for those last minute, hard to find gifts! 

Create Art at Corner Arts

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Corner Arts Gallery, located at 30 South Court Square is owned and operated by Newnan native, Jenny Jones. The business was founded in 2011, after retiring from Newnan Utilities after 26 years as the Utility Billing Manager. After retirement, Jenny became involved in all sorts of art forms, especially painting and pottery. In 2011, she founded The Corner Arts Gallery to encourage local artists to show and to sell their work. 

“We offer many different types of art work created by over 35 local artists. There are also classes and workshops scheduled for each day of the week, Monday thru Saturday, for ages 3 to adult, observing Covid 19 protocol. We are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. We encourage you to visit our gallery for information on classes or to pick up a unique hand-made gift for someone you love.

Morgan Jewelers — The Oldest Active Business on the Square!

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Fred and Josephine Morgan opened Morgan Jewelers in 1962. Now ran by Jeff Morgan, he was born in Newnan and graduated from Newnan High School. Jeff has been married for 27 years to Camille, a retired teacher. Jeff worked in the business as a bench jeweler for 40+ years. Morgan Jewelers is the oldest active business on the square. Jeff says, “I am proud to be able to remain a part of historic downtown and contribute to our small business community. I am inspired by the work ethic of my parents. They instilled in me the importance of small town business and to always strive for complete customer satisfaction. Our knowledgeable staff at Morgan Jewelers will help you find the perfect gift for any special occasion from bridal to baby gifts, and more. Other services include in-house repair, engraving, custom design, and appraisals. Let us be your one-stop shopping place for the holidays! A big thank you to everyone who supports the small businesses of downtown Newnan. We truly appreciate it!”

Sea Glass Therapy Available for Natural Healing of Body and Mind

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Jennifer Yeager and her sister Elizabeth own and operate Sea Glass Therapy at 25 E. Broad Street in downtown Newnan. The family, who have had businesses here for many generations, are attuned to nature and often hike, paddle, and explore Georgia. 

Salt Glass Therapy offers self-care services, including counseling, psychiatric services, yoga, massage therapy, a Himalayan salt sauna, self-care retail products, and various workshops. If interested in treating areas of your life that aren’t working well for you, give them a call or text them at GloverGirls.seaglasstherapy.com

Greenhouse Mercantile Surviving the Pandemic By Thoughtful Changes

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Greenhouse Mercantile, a collection of curated goods, owned by Kenya Brantley, has been a draw in downtown Newnan since 2016. “Downtown Newnan has such a vibe and feel about it that cannot be compared to any other town square! The people are friendly, the restaurants are amazing, the art galleries are gorgeous and the houses are so striking. . . a perfect place to set up shop!” Kenya says.  We believe in products that last a lifetime. We are pro-America, pro-local artists, and pro-Fair Trade. Our store is a sanctuary for people who seek out the un-ordinary. It is proof that prayer and faith work.”

“We are still open despite the pandemic, but we changed our in-person store hours. We are now open on Friday and Saturday from  10-4, and on-line 24-7,” per Kenya. To help other small business folks, she is currently offering their beautiful back space to pop-up stores through the holidays. Please contact her for information. 678-857-9025.

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Sue Davis
Sue Davis is a local freelance writer whose work can be seen in any COWETA Magazine issue over the last three years. She is the author of Lilly and Billy Visit the Farm, a picture book based on the history of Newnan, and she is published in two anthologies of short stories and various web-based content. Her interests include oil painting, reading, and baking “herbaceous” bread. Sue lives with her husband Larry and rescued golden retriever, Mariah, near historic downtown Newnan.