Nellie Mae Boutique Has Established ‘Flagship’ Retail In Small Town Alabama

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

By Melissa Johnson Warnke, Alabama Retail Association

Courtney Thompson and Meagan Richardson are living out their childhood dream. The women, both 34, are first cousins, and as children, they always wanted their own store. In fact, they once operated a pretend store out of their grandmother’s home.

Now, their store is no longer make-believe – it’s reality, and the store bears the name of their great-grandmother, Nellie Mae, to honor her memory.

It all started in 2010, when Thompson and Richardson began selling and flipping furniture in a 10- by 10-foot booth. Four months into their venture, their current retail space on Main Street in downtown Tuscumbia became available for rent. “We couldn’t afford it,” Thompson said, “but we just decided to take a leap, and we did.”

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