Shop Central Avenue and Be Mine this Valentine’s!

Shop Central Avenue and Be Mine this Valentine’s in Downtown Laurel! Let’s spread the love and shop local!

Pardon our progress as construction on Central Avenue continues! We know that some of the streets in the downtown area being closed is not ideal and we anticipate the day of completion, but while we patiently wait we can still support our local businesses that are in the midst of the construction. Let’s make an effort to show these businesses a little extra love as the beautification of Downtown Laurel finishes up!

Pasta Bella

Pasta Bella has temporarily closed its dining room, but thankfully you can still cure your Italian, Patsa Bella craving at Scotsman General Store in Downtown! At the General Store, they will be offering a variety of freezer meals for pick up. In addition to this, they are opening their dining room for private parties, special events, and reservations along with catering! If you would like to host a private party or event, contact Pasta Bella at 601-778-7974 or pastabellalaurel@gmail.com!

Sweet Somethings Bakery and Bed & Breakfast

Have a sweet tooth? Sweet Somethings has a treat for everyone! A local would suggest their sticky buns, but we suggest anything!! From cakes to pies to cinnamon rolls, they have it all on 543 Central Avenue.

Sweet Somethings Bed & Breakfast is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for somewhere in the Downtown area with a little bit of history! This 1923 suite is just above the Bakery and cozy as can be. To book a stay, call 601-340-3880 or follow this link and click “reserve today!”

The Loft on Central Avenue

The Loft on Central Avenue offers a casual dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating! They are known for having the best steak in town along with pasta, seafood, and service! Follow them on Facebook and take your Valentine’s date to The Loft for a meal they won’t forget.

Forever Nutrition

If you are always on the go like us, a little pick-me-up from Forever Nutrition is just what you need! Located on 541 Central Avenue, Forever Nutrition specializes in healthy and delicious nutritional replacement shakes and loaded teas, that are packed with vitamins and energy! Stop in or call in your order at 601-342-2753. Until February 4th, for every combo purchased your name will be entered into a drawing for a Pasta Bella Date Night at home that would be so sweet for Valentine’s Day!

The Boutique on Central

Get ready for your Valentine’s Day date night at The Boutique on Central! They specialize in gorgeous clothing for sizes small to 3X at fabulous prices for all budgets. Get pretty in pink or stay classy in the perfect little black dress this Valentine’s when you shop at The Boutique on Central!

Be Amazing Paper Company

If you are in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your sweetheart, Be Amazing Paper Company has many options that will be perfect! Along with cards, stationery, and journals, they have other items, like this mug, that would make for a sweet gift. You can shop in-store or online for this unique shop! They even offer custom printing.

Two A Tee & Company

Two A Tee & Company has little gift baskets that range in prices and are filled with a variety of Two A tee merchandise! Also, if you need the perfect date night outfit or just some finishing touches and accessories to dress you up “to a tee.” Shop with them in-store or online for all your clothing needs!

The Knight Butcher

 

 

The Knight Butcher, located on 520 Central Avenue, is bringing back the ‘Sweetheart Special!’ This Valentine’s Day Package includes a variety of items from the main course to desserts for the sweetest cooking date night. They also just launched a new item, the Knight Snackle Box! This item has over 4 pounds of snacking goodness to bring along on a picnic or your next fishing trip. Call The Knight Butcher at 601-651-2054 to order your items today!

Bella Bella

There is always something for the ladies and guys at Bella Bella! Feel festive for Valentine’s Day with a cute sweater, accessorize with amazing jewelry or a cute new bag, and finish off your outfit with Bella Bella’s favorite OnRunning shoes. They don’t forget about the guys at Bella Bella. They offer a range of products for men including OnRunning shoes, clothing, and gear for any occasion.

Office Products Center, Inc.

Providing you with the best office products, gifts, and home decor is Office Products Center, Inc.! They are known for providing their customers with the best service and quality products. Stop by and see our friends at Office Products Center, Inc. on 212 N 5th Avenue, just off of Central Avenue!

The businesses and eateries along Central Avenue greatly appreciate your support and business! We thank you for your time, patience, and support as the road construction continues. The sidewalks are open and so are the businesses, so when you are Downtown don’t forget to shop Central Avenue to show these businesses some extra love!

 

Pardon our Progress: Construction on Central Avenue

If you’ve been Downtown recently, we’re sure you’ve seen the construction on Leontyne Price Boulevard and Central Avenue. The City of Laurel has contracted out 2 major projects this year to aid in traffic, water and sewer infrastructure, re-pavement, and for the beautification of our Downtown.

Above is a visual conceptualization of the Leontyne Price Corridor project to provide improvements to the Boulevard for entry off the 1-59 interstate, including a new roundabout, turn lane, and more. This project is already underway, as well as the second project further up Central avenue to realign an existing roundabout, repave, and repair infrastructure.

During this construction period, some of the businesses on Central Avenue and Short 7th Avenue are more difficult to access by vehicle. However, they are still open for business! Put on your walking shoes and park at another location Downtown, and make sure to still #shoplocal and #eatlocal at:

Pasta Bella

Sweet Somethings Bakery & Sweet Somethings Bed and Breakfast

Forever Nutrition

The Loft on Central Avenue

Bella Bella

Two a Tee

The Boutique on Central

The Knight Butcher

Office Products

New Look and The Spotted Dog

Bird Dog Café

 

 

It’s always important–now more than ever–to support our small, local businesses in the area affected by construction. We’re calling on you to join us in making an effort to walking a few extra steps to eat, shop, and stay on Central and Short 7th Avenues!

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to The City of Laurel.

Below are 2 flyers with more detailed information released by The City of Laurel in March, 2021. Please be aware that construction dates are always subject to change due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

 

Thank you to The City of Laurel for prioritizing important infrastructure under the streets and the beautification and improvement of Downtown Laurel! And of course, thank you to all the locals, and visitors alike, that are supporting all of Laurel even when things don’t look as pretty.

“People are dying to get Downtown!” Photo by local photographer, Chad Edwards-MCE Photography