Artful thinking gallery is our business of the week. Catherine Golden is a local resident and has been in business for a year and a half. Catherine studied photography and graduated from TVCC and open the CTG photography studio.One thing I can tell you about Catherine is even though she is tiny in stature her heart is as big as the moon. Her gallery is located in downtown Malakoff and if you haven’t noticed she’s got the amazing colorful sign right on the top of her building to guide you in. Catherine truly loves meeting new artist and people in the surrounding areas and supporting local artist in the community. Her paint and sip classes are an absolute blast. I highly recommend them. She doesn’t just have art she also has some amazing candles, jewelry and fun kid items for your art enthusiast.
The Healthy Hangout located highway31 /Royal Street in Malakoff Is our business of the week. If you haven’t been here you’re missing out! The peanut butter shake is our absolute favorite.
Kristy Dalrymple and Gentry Phillips are the fabulous women behind this great concept. You can come in grab a shake or a tea to go and not feel guilty about what’s in it. These women have a passion for health and wellness so when the opportunity came up for sharing their passion with the community they jumped on it. So on August 1 of 2020 the Healthy Hangout opened their doors and they have been serving a long line of customers daily ever since. These women are so passionate about all of their customers. Especially building relationships and getting to be a part of the health journey their customers have made.
The Healthy Hangout couldn’t do it without the help of their amazing staff Megan, Emma and Ali. Because let’s not forget both Kristi and Gentry teach third grade at Tool Elementary for Malakoff ISD. Talk about busy driven women! These two are such a great influence for their hometown of Malakoff. They told me they couldn’t do it without the help of their community. What I think is, we couldn’t do it without them. Thank you ladies for being you! So when you’re in the area and cruising down 31 stop by and say hi , grab a drink and support a local business.
Malakoff Chamber of Commerce wants to introduce you to Bookish. Our local bookstore located at 211 S. Terry Street in downtown. You know the building, it’s the one with the fabulous mural on the side!.
Bookish opened their doors May of 2020 amidst the pandemic. Jenn Sherman is the creator and founder of Bookish. She’s always dreamed of owning a bookstore and working in a bookstore since she was a little girl. Let’s just say she loves to read. Her favorite part of the business is giving suggestions to customers and what they should read especially children! She loves the idea of helping children find the book that make them love reading.
It is important to know to that Bookish is an IRS approved not-for-profit with the mission of promoting reading and literacy in the community and a goal to connect people with books and authors. Their desire is that every person can purchase a book from Bookish regardless of the ability to pay. To achieve their mission all books are discounted and they even have a free lending library.
Bookish has story time for children once a month as well as author meet and greets and events every month. They sell new and used books and have a full-service coffee bar featuring lattes and cappuccinos. Which I have to admit are pretty amazing!. Jen couldn't run her bookstore without the help of Lisa Barshop, Carly Julian and Cortney Julian.
Bookish also has a space available in the back for small meetings or private events. They offer free high-speed Wi-Fi and love when students come to hang out and study. They truly want to be a gathering place for the community.
Stop by anytime, they’re open seven days a week.