Favorite Retail Establishment | Retailers going above and beyond in customer service, unique products or processes, or otherwise standing out in their field.
The Dressing Room
Cumberland County | 122 The Crossings, Crossville
It began as an online boutique in May 2016, focused on bringing affordable fashions to customers’ doorsteps. In less than a year, The Dressing Room opened the doors to their brick-and-mortar storefront in February 2017. The Dressing Room strives to cater to everyone and every price point; even offering layaway.
“In high school I wanted this pair of leather boots, but real leather boots are expensive so I bought some knockoff boots,” said owner Jennifer Lanzilotta. “I believe I had to buy three pairs that year. I wanted customers to be able to buy whatever they wanted, so I added layaway.”
The boutique recently began offering a Mystery Box subscription service, allowing subscribers the opportunity to be styled by The Dressing Room staff. Each month, subscribers receive $75 worth of clothing for the $50 subscription price while receiving coordinated items to fit the latest trends.
Putnam County | 42 W. Broad St., Cookeville
Specializing in licensed collegiate and professional apparel, Cookeville’s oldest team and custom uniform dealer, Sports 1 outfitters and fan shop, located in Cookeville’s Historic Westside, offers a unique selection for the casual and extreme sports fanatic. Sports 1 also carries a variety of novelty gifts as well.
While Sports 1 carries a wide line of sports team paraphernalia, their primary focus is the University of Tennessee.
Putnam County | 101 W. Broad St., Cookeville
Catering to the free-spirited, the Caravan boutique carries clothing for men, women and children as well as home goods, shoes and accessories. Popular lines there include Free People, Hudson, Project Social T and PPLA.
Located in Cookeville’s Historic Westside, Caravan offers a wide range of styles to fit various personalities and body types as well as a superior shopping experience and unique clothing brands that encourage customers to shop local and support small business.
“Nice pieces and great service! I enjoyed the shopping experience – FUN!” said one reviewer.
Caravan’s owner, Kellie Fitzpatrick, has previously received an Ovation Award in 2015 for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.
Hall Family Pharmacy
Fentress County | 433 W. Central Ave., Jamestown/6845 S. York Hwy., Clarkrange
(931) 879-9997 (Jamestown)/(931) 863-3323 (Clarkrange)
A family business with family values, Hall Family Pharmacy was established in Jamestown in 2014. Since then, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, opening a second location in Clarkrange with plans for further expansion.
Offering a variety of programs and services, Hall Family Pharmacy aims to promote health awareness, education and responsibility. They just kicked off their 2017 Vaccine Charity Campaign – the pharmacy’s third – in which the pharmacy donates $1 for each flu shot administered from now until Dec. 1.
The pharmacy’s old-fashioned soda fountain, complete with hand-dipped ice cream, is a customer favorite and the Granny Ena’s Reuben sandwich is practically famous, receiving state and regional recognition.
“I feel like we have truly brought back the old-fashioned pharmacy design with all the bells and whistles of the big chain pharmacies,” Philip Hall, CEO, said.
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