1.) Lost River Mercantile
Lost River Mercantile is the most wonderfully unique store in Holly Springs. The owner, Andrea Edgeworth, has been in this type of business for over 30 years. From Texas to New Mexico, then Colorado to Mississippi, she brings a spicy, southwestern feel to our small, southern town. She has some amazing Sante Fean dresses, including the black one I am wearing pictured above. Once I tried it on, I just couldn’t pass it up. Her store includes gourmet foods, beverages, beautiful jewelry, clothing, boots, decor, you name it, she’s got it! She even recently started selling cakes, full and by the slice.
Stop in for a glass of lavender lemonade with Andrea, and she will delight you with her amazing stories of Sante Fe and knowledge of other cultures. The amazing essentricity of the store and Andrea’s passion for what she does makes Lost River Mercantile a perfect candidate for Best Places to Visit on the Holly Springs Square.
2.) Berries by TJ
You may think you’ve experienced a cupcake before, but until you’ve been to TJ’s Bakery, you’ve had nothing of the sort. Owner, TJ Turnage, is open 7 days a week, making the best cupcakes you will ever sink your teeth into.
She has a beautiful talent for baking. She serves more than just cupcakes. She also serves candy apples, chocolate covered strawberries and croissants. Her custom cakes and wedding cakes are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Her cupcakes truly live up to being irresistible. Rocky Road, Strawberry with Cream Cheese icing, Red Velvet, Coconut, Maple Bacon and much more! My husband and I might have to renew our weddings vows just to buy one of her amazing wedding cakes!
Located in the historic IC Levy Building on the East side of the square, is Retro Rooster and Angie’s Boutique. Both under the same roof, however, each H ave different and unique items to offer. In Angie’s Boutique, you can find both male and female clothing, accessories, shoes, tees and monograms. Retro Rooster, located on the right side of the building, has a beautiful collection of antiques and home decor. The staff is extremely friendly and willing to assist. The fact that both of these great stores are under one roof make it a wonderful 2 in 1 stop shop for shopping for gifts, or just a little self indulgance.
4.) JB’s On the Square
JB’s Restaurant on the Square is the best place in town for real southern cooking. If you are a first time visitor, you can expect to be greeted with genuine southern hospitality. They also have a full service bar open until 12 a.m. The bartender, Lynn, makes the best dirty martini you will ever taste!
Karaoke and live music happens on the weekends, and they even have occasional crawfish boils that are amazing to say the least. Stop by and meet owners, Johnny Boone (JB) and wife, Nancy Boone, true southerners with a passion for pleasing customers.