Local businesses, makers and entrepreneurs come together to create a new way to shop local

The Maker and Merchant, an upscale vendor marketplace, announced today that the grand opening of their LaGrange location will be on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5pm-7pm. The store is located in the LaGrange Mall next to Belk.

The new store is home to approximately 40 small businesses, makers and entrepreneurs from LaGrange and the surrounding areas. The store provides an opportunity for a variety of small businesses to have a brick-and-mortar presence. Featured items will include women’s and children clothing, home décor, jewelry, accessories, food, handmade items and more.

“We are so excited for the amazing group of small business owners who have come together to be a part of The Maker and Merchant in LaGrange. We’ve worked hard to curate a mix of unique items and merchandise that represent many types of makers and merchants. We can’t wait for shoppers to experience the new store and show their support for the local business community. There is something for everyone at the store and I think people will be impressed with the talent that is right here in the LaGrange area,” said Coles Doyle, owner of The Maker and Merchant.

Shoppers are invited to the grand opening event the evening of Wednesday, November 3rd from 5pm-7pm. There will be a special prize for the first 10 people that enter the store and a raffle for a special gift basket filled with unique items from vendors in the store. Customers can also follow The Maker and Merchant on social media @themakerandmerchant for more chances to win grand opening prizes.