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Magnolias Christmas season booming; set to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2017


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – For nearly 25 years, Magnolias in downtown Sylacauga has been priding itself in the best gifts and gift wrap around.

The southern gift shop is located right in the heart of town on Broadway Ave. Magnolias focuses mainly on selling a wide variety of home decor and also offers various gourmet food items. While customer can purchase several items for the home, Merle Norman Cosmetics is also a popular staple. It also focuses on providing an extensive bridal registry.

Members of staff at Magnolias say they are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of in 2017. Over the years, Magnolias has remained one of the leading, local stores for shopping in Sylacauga.

“Running the store has been fun and Sylacauga has been good to us,” said owner Linda Hardy. “We appreciate and love all of our customers.”

Magnolias is not only located in Sylacauga but in Pell City as well. The Pell City store opened three years ago and is very similar to the store in Sylacauga. Though the Pell City store does not carry Merle Norman products, it does offer an extensive selection of baby clothes. The stores’ amount of employees are constantly shifting. In Sylacauga, there are currently four part-time workers.

“Anna, the manager of the Sylacauga store, has been working the business for years,” said Hardy.  

This January, two new girls will join the staff offering some fresh new faces to the store.

“I really like to get girls who are attending Central Alabama Community College because they will be around for about two years and we can work with their schedules,” said Hardy.

Employees report the 2016 holiday season is going extremely well. Hardy said her employees are working very hard to offer the best service with a wide variety of merchandise. Employees say it’s a fun and enjoyable place to shop.

Hardy has begun scouting out new communities to establish a new store. This would be the third store, and she hopes that the store will have exciting news during 2017.

To contact Magnolias call (256) 208-0088, or visit at 125 North Broadway, Sylacauga, Alabama 35150.

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