Madison experience leads to opening of new general store

By JOHN LEE

Emily Pote used a huge part of her lifestyle in Madison County and credits her time mastering from terrific academics and mentors at Rosa Scott and Madison Central as inspiration to open up her individual shop, Beans & Bananas, in Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood. 

Pote, who started and owns Beans & Bananas, said she moved to Madison when she was 10 decades previous and got a taste of how a terrific local community operated when she walked to university with her family members and classmates. She graduated from Madison Central in 2005.

“We moved to Madison when I was 10 and we lived in a community ideal in close proximity to Madison Avenue,” Pote stated. “We’d all wander alongside one another to college, and that was my very first flavor of what a neighborhood could search like. I went to Rosa Scott when it was a center faculty, and to Madison Central, and discovered a fantastic local community there.” 

As Pote began searching at schools, she preferred to commit in Mississippi and saw what very good instructors and mentors could do for college students. 

“I needed to do the exact point for my group in Mississippi,” Pote mentioned. It’s the individuals I fulfilled in Madison that created want to remain and put my roots down. I’ve been undertaking that in a ton of unique techniques, and Beans & Bananas is a culmination of all those points. Mississippi is a terrific location and you really do not have to transfer to obtain great points.”

Beans & Bananas is Jackson’s most recent general retailer and market, which opened to the public this earlier weekend. The keep sells everything a person would need to have, from snacks to deli, and even toys and dwelling products. 

The retailer celebrated its grand opening at the Belhaven Town Centre on Jan. 6 and hosted a weekend full of occasions. It is the newest addition to the common new progress in Belhaven, which includes enterprises this sort of as Fertile Ground Beer Co. and Mayday Ice Product. 

Pote stated no matter if anyone is looking for get-and-go foods to love at the City Center or seeking to stock up on groceries, toys, or decor, the store has been pretty intentional in deciding on the most high-excellent makes to have on their cabinets. 

“We have worked so challenging to make sure that we are a retail outlet that actually has some thing for absolutely everyone in Jackson,” she mentioned. 

Pote claimed she enjoys the huge assortment of shoppers who take a look at the keep, whether they are purchasing groceries or halting by to buy a present. 

“We hope this is a spot our group gets utilised to coming to as soon as or two times a week to store for organic groceries, items, and more,” she stated. “We want this to be a position you want to be and somewhere that you do much more than just invest money.” 

Beans & Bananas kicked off their grand opening on Jan. 6 with patrons obtaining 10 percent off merchandise from neighboring firms like Fertile Floor Beer Co. and Mayday Ice Cream if they used $30 or additional at Beans and Bananas. 

On Jan. 7, Adam Trest, who illustrated Erin Napier’s “The Lantern Property,” led a Singing and Storytime celebration, and on Jan. 8, the retailer held a Sip and Shop occasion that came with a complimentary glass of wine. 

“We’re so proud to plant our roots below in Belhaven,” Pote mentioned. “It is these a lovely and historic neighborhood that suggests so substantially to Jackson. We hope you will appear join us as we celebrate opening our doorways following months of hard perform. We actually experience we’ve developed a little something distinctive for our city.”

To learn a lot more about Beans & Bananas, contact them (601) 259-1799, take a look at their web site at www.beansandbananas.com, or stick to their Fb and Instagram webpages.