Locally Women Owned Businesses in Monroe-West Monroe
It’s women’s history month, and we’re taking this opportunity to spotlight businesses owned by women in the twin cities. Check out these awesome shops, restaurants, and attractions ran by women entrepreneurs and support these local ladies shaping Monroe-West Monroe!
NELA Children's Museum
Melissa Saye is the founder and director of the beloved NELA Children’s Museum that has brought joy to generations of kids. The museum opened its doors in 1998 and has since grown into a place for family fun, educational opportunities, and hands-on learning experiences for children in Monroe-West Monroe. Melissa has truly put the spirit of imagination into her work and business.
Spice and Tea Exchange
Karen Laban offers a unique experience to West Monroe with The Spice and Tea Exchange located on Antique Alley. Her tea shop supplies over 180 herbs and spices as well as many tea and cooking accessories. Laban wants her customers to have a sensory experience of tastes and smells in her store. The shop even has a tea bar to sample the tea herbs before buying a whole bag.
In 1989, Sisters Debbie Herrington and Cindy Stone opened a fashion-forward boutique that has been styling the twin cities for decades. Herringstone’s offers a selection of trendy clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry for every season. For 30 years, this sister duo has brought their dream to life of creating innovative fashion for the ladies of Monroe-West Monroe.
The Good Daze
Hartley Waldrop owns the vintage clothing retailer and artist vendor shop. The store features an array of vintage clothing options as well as an assortment of products from local artists and vendors. From accessories to home goods, and even jams from a local farm, The Good Daze has curated a mixing pot of local goodies to explore.
Vence and Co.
Anahy Saterfie began her entrepreneurial journey shortly after graduating college. She opened Vence and Company to help shoppers find classic and unique clothing items that fit their style. Her store is named after a village along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and she hopes that her customers can compare their unique finds to the timelessness and elegance of the town. Anahy strives to offer a price range that suits students and young professionals in the Twin Cities.
Kayla’s Kitchen of West Monroe is owned by none other than Kayla Bird herself. This homestyle cooking restaurant offers favorites such as smothered chicken, pork chops, corn bread, and daily desserts. Kayla keeps it fresh by using all fresh vegetables and some local ingredients in her cooking. Her restaurant also provides full-service catering for events such as weddings and meetings.
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