New Faces and Places

By Lee Rennick

The face of downtown Murfreesboro is changing with all of the construction, and it has also sprouted a number of new businesses in the last year, and several old ones have found a new home. Here is a quick round up of some of the new and newly located businesses.

Boutique at Studio C is a new endeavor of Cynthia Jones Photography. Located right next door to the studio, the store offers unique and one-of-a-kind clothing and jewelry at reasonable prices. If you are looking for soft and silky fabrics with beautiful lace and embellishments, this is the place to come. They also carry the Bumble Bee Corner line of jewelry. And when you go to find something for yourself, make sure to look for something pretty for Fifi, too. They have an assortment of collars and clothing for your special pooch.

The Crazy Kukla Boutique delivers too cute clothing, toys, books and accessories for children. Start your young child’s summer off right with the latest swim attire. What prepster daughter wouldn’t want the cutest little number in seersucker? For those of a more creative bent, check out their mermaid swim ensemble. They are a hot item!  Boys will dig the shark blanket; it will eat them up. They also have American Girl doll clothes. And if you buy the book Zen Pig from them, which teaches kids kindness, gratitude and compassion, a percentage goes to help kids in underdeveloped countries.

Spring-cleaning offers opportunity to give your home a new look and feel. Lori Sain Smith at Daffodilly Design Studios will help you accessorize your home with the latest in artwork, elegant linens, candles, pillows, and accessories. Stop by to browse, or make an appointment for an interior design consultation.

Keeping your stomach happy will be no problem with the new restaurants and sweet shops that have opened recently. Frozen Treat From Mars offers an assortment of flavored popcorn and designer ice cream. While they carry the old standards, they are equally willing to try new ice cream flavor blends. And if your business is looking for a signature ice cream for a summer office picnic, tell them what flavors you want mixed together and they will create something special just for you. Want something a little less sweet? Garage Bar & Sandwich Shop is getting rave reviews for their food and atmosphere. One reviewer called their sandwiches the best they have ever had. But they have competition from Sub Stop, the Pepto Bismol pink colored storefront has moved to the Boro from Midtown Nashville. Long a staple of Music Row producers and harried lawyers running between depositions, they have years of experience creating quick treats for the high-powered and the hungry Vanderbilt student pulling an all-nighter. On your way home at the end of the workday, stop by the just opened Simply Pure Sweets. Chantel Kennedy-Shehan has been focused on making great food since she was eleven, when she told her mother she was going to go to culinary school. With a degree in food science behind her, she is working on developing really delicious sweets for those with certain food-related illnesses. But in the mean time, try one of her truly French croissants.

Below are the names and locations of these and a number of other new businesses located in downtown Murfreesboro.

Boutique at Studio C
201 West Main Street

Contract Management Services
107 West Lytle Street

The Crazy Kukla Boutique
17 South Public Square

Cultivate Coworking
107 West Lytle Street

Daffodilly Design
118 West Vine Street

Elite Medical
21 South Public Square

Frozen Treats from Mars (moved)
123 South Church Street


Garage Bar & Sandwich Shop
405 North Front Street

Klothes, Jewelry and More
121 South Church Street

Kwik Market (Moved)
302 Maple Street

Let’s Make Wine (moved)
109 East Main Street

N’ Style Studio
103 North Spring Street

Serendipity Massage & Wellness
205 West Main Street

Sub Stop
306 West Vine Street