• Evelyn Taylor Avenue
• Ashley’s Attic
• The Weathered Arrow
• The Trendy Trunk
• Crouch House
• McMinnville Florist
• Renewed Creations
• The Doodle Fish Studio
Main Street is staying open late in honor of mom for the first Main Street’s Night Out. Participating shops will stay open until 7 p.m. on Friday with refreshments, sales, and other specials for Mother’s Day shoppers and mothers out enjoying a night off.
Downtown businesses love moms – they should! Over 70 percent of shop owners downtown are mothers themselves. They are excited to celebrate the change mothers make in our world with extended hours and open houses.
In addition to their friendly customer service, product knowledge and amazing selection of gifts, several businesses will be offering discounts and other special treats for shoppers.
At the Doodle Fish Studio, there is a mother/ daughter painting exhibit featuring floral pieces by Nell Cooper and her mother, Libby Perkins, who passed away. This will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. with original art and prints for sale.
“My nephew Jason thought it would be wonderful for me to return for an art show of both my paintings and my mom’s,” said Cooper. “I am so deeply touched by his idea I can hardly stand it so that’s how I will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year.”
Vicki Benedict, owner of The Weathered Arrow, shared her Mother’s Day special – a free pair of pearl stud earrings with a $75 purchase. She has an assortment of jewelry, candles, mugs and inverted umbrellas especially for moms.
After a long day and night, shoppers can re-fuel at one of the many eateries open late – Collins River BBQ and Café, TOPZ/Metro Deli for deli sandwiches, pizzas, and froyo, Vanilla Bean Baking Co for coffee and desserts, and Depot Bottom Brewery for a pint and food truck fare.
In addition to May 10, future Friday’s include Aug. 23 in honor of teachers, Dec. 20 for last minute Christmas shoppers, and Mar. 6 just in time for International Women’s Day.