Jones421 marketplace sets grand opening

The first stores and restaurants to open in the downtown Jones421 building will hold their grand opening in early 2018.

The first-floor space at 421 N. Phillips Ave. is envisioned as a marketplace for small shops and restaurants, and it’s about half-leased.

The Source Roastery + Taproom is one of the businesses planning a Jan. 6 grand opening. Its space is almost done and includes a focus on providing small-batch roasted coffee and specialty coffees sourced worldwide. The Source also will sell craft beer from artisan brewers and is owned by the former owner of Black Sheep Coffee.

Game Chest is planning a grand opening Jan. 6 as well. For the Christmas season, the game store has been selling out of a seasonal pop-up shop downtown.

Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen also plans to open for the Jan. 6 event. It’s a physical location for a business that started as a food truck and will continue to run one in the nicer weather.

Bella Rosa flower shop wants to be open as soon as possible, said Sheila Hazard, who is co-developing the building.

She also recently leased space to a massage therapist who plans to include a small boutique within her space.

Upstairs, residents have moved into some of the first condominiums. There are eight left out of 32.

“It’s really coming together,” Hazard said.

Jones421 marketplace sets grand opening

Stores will start opening first thing in 2018 on the first floor of the Jones421 building downtown.

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