The community celebrated the opening of another new business in Elsberry last Saturday at a ribbon cutting event for Hook & Taylor [womens] Clothing Boutique on Broadway.
The event was organized by the Elsberry Community Growth Association, a 501(C)(3) membership organization focused on community and economic development within the boundaries of the Elsberry R-2 School District.
Alderwoman Terri Davis was on hand for the event on behalf of the City of Elsberry to congratulate the owners on their new endeavor.
Following Davis, ECGA President Sam Byers (pastor of the First Baptist Church) told those in attendance, “The reality is that our small community is not able to support every type of industry. There will be things that people need to leave Elsberry to purchase. However, its nice to have options and the opportunity to shop local and that’s what Hook & Taylor has provided to a segment of our community. We hope Elsberry will take advantage of that convenience and that this new business will be a success!”
Jody Mauzy also addressed those who were gathered and explained the ties that she, Amanda Holland and Melanie Watkins (the three partners behind Hook & Taylor), have to the community, of their desire to support the community and their hope that the community will be supportive of them.
The new business resides in one of three store fronts saved from demolition through the efforts of the Elsberry Historical Preservation Society.