One of the hottest entrepreneurs in the South has chosen Bay St. Louis as the next location for a new Fleurty Girl shop, slated to open in early 2020.
- by Lisa Monti from Lisa Monti's Notebook
photos by Ellis Anderson
“It’s always good for a city when people fall in love with it and want to live there and open a business,” Haydel said.
Bay St. Louis will be the eighth Fleurty Girl location and the first outside Louisiana. Opening is set for fall of 2020.
Fleurty Girl is known for New Orleans-inspired merchandise that includes clothing for the whole family, home accessories, gifts and jewelry tied to Mardi Gras, the Saints, seafood and other local iconic connections.
Haydel joined in last Saturday’s annual Witches Walk festivities, which drew hundreds of costumed celebrants to Old Town’s shops, restaurants and bars.
“It was awesome,” she said, adding that the new Fleurty Girl will be another draw for Old Town events. “I can’t wait to be a part of that,” she said.
Fleurty Girl will have six employees at the Main Street store. Anyone interested in applying can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put BSL in the subject line.
Editor's note: While the California Drawstrings location on Main Street will close after the first of the year, the flagship location that’s been operating at 812 Royal Street in the French Quarter since 1984 will remain open.
California Drawstrings owner Linda Keenan says she's going to take some time off to travel after the first of the year, but after that, she'll be considering opening a smaller location in the Bay-Waveland-Pass area.
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