Mayor Luke Williams presents owner of Vine + Grace Marlo Jackson with a plaque while Carolyn Ridenour (far left) and Cody Buckley (far left) watch.
By BLAKE FAITH
After a year of being opened, Vine + Grace owner Marlo Jackson had her ribbon cutting opening for her business. Jackson on Friday evening was able to cut her ribbon and was presented plaques from Mt. Zion Mayor Luke Williams and the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce.
Jackson opened the store in September of 2020. Jackson said that it was a tough opening during a pandemic year and saw challenges with the mask mandates and restrictions, but now she feels things are in a better place and feels blessed.
When asked about owning her own business Jackson said that it was nice.
“I’m able to do what I really like to do and what I want to do,” Jackson said. “I’m able to bring in people and help them which is big. I’m able to bring in products that are local. I’m able to bring in people that have an expertise in certain fields to help me. It helps them as well.”
Jackson and Vine + Grace will offer a variety of products including women’s clothing, baby clothing, home decor, accessories, local artisans’ jewelry, major chains’ jewelry, seasonal items, one of a kind furniture and restored items.
Vine + Grace is located off Route 121 right next to Subway. The store is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday’s from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.