Burst of business

  • Patrons gather inside and outside of Our Town Books.
  • Patrons gather inside and outside of Our Town Books.
  • Our Town Books owner Khristina Helmich helps someone check out in her festively-decorated store.
  • Kindred Market featured tastes of a fairly traded coffee from fellow local business, Elm City Roasters. They also had popcorn outside — because why not.
  • Nikki Whalen shops in Kindred Market with her children.
  • Cris Patrick, co-owner of Kindred Market, greets shoppers and offers various samples from the store.
  • A table set outside of Flinn’s Mercantile is the perfect spot for this little one to snack on sweet treats.
  • Owners Colleen Flinn, left, and Tim Flinn assist with purchases inside Flinn’s Mercantile at the grand opening.
  • Jay Jamison stops for a photo on his way to the grand openings.
  • Tim and Colleen Flinn pose behind the register at their new collaboration, Flinn’s Mercantile.

Three downtown stores celebrate reopenings

By Kyla Hurt
Photos by Kyla Hurt

Doors are officially opened at three downtown Jacksonville businesses. The “Grand (Re)Opening” event took place on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the shops.

Kindred Market, previously Just Good Trade, has been opened by new owners, Clara Hamel and Cris Patrick; Our Town Books has a new owner, Khristina Helmich; and Flinn’s Mercantile opened as well, a consolidation of Tim Flinn’s Haberdash and Colleen Flinn’s Nothing Fancy Supply General Store.

Three cheers to this trio celebrating grand openings.

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