Words and Images by Jenny Lynn Davis
Four businesses opened their doors on Main Street in Sumiton this past weekend.
Amelia’s Bows Boutique, Tin Top Boutique, House of Banks, and The Lyon’s Share join several other established businesses on Main Street, bringing even more variety and vibrancy to the growing commercial district.
During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Petey Ellis congratulated the business owners on their grand openings and thanked them for their commitment to revitalizing the community.
“This is our old main street, and these new businesses and the folks that own them are helping to redevelop it. It’s good to see these old buildings refurbished and have something good going in, and nice to drive by and see all the cars out front. We’re thankful for what they’re doing to help Sumiton grow.”
Amelia’s Bows Boutique, a children’s clothing and accessories store, relocated to Main Street from its longtime spot in Country Village Shopping Center. The new, larger space will allow the store to expand its inventory and offer even more stylish and affordable options for children’s wear.
Tin Top Boutique offers a variety of clothing and accessories for women and children, as well as an assortment of home goods.
House of Banks is a women’s formal and event attire consignment shop, offering a broad selection of stylish dresses for prom and other formal events at a fraction of the price.
The Lyon’s Share is an indoor play gym and event venue for children’s parties, featuring a variety of play equipment, including bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses.
Erin Lyon, owner of The Lyon’s Share, says that her decision to open the business came from the desire to fulfill a need in the community.
“There weren’t many local options to have events like children’s birthday parties, and there was especially a need in Sumiton specifically,” she says. “That’s why we want to bring this business to the area. The people here are wonderful, and they deserve to have a beautiful space to celebrate their important moments in life. We hope to bring a lot of joy to people.” WL
For updates on continued business growth in Sumiton’s Main Street District, follow Sumiton Main Street Committee on Facebook.