Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.
No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers.
Pet-friendly shopping in Rutherford County.
From now until Sept. 23, e.Allen will accept donations of gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags to benefit Dress for Success. For donating 5+ items, customers will receive a $50 certificate to be used at e.Allen's Fall Preview Party.
Get back-to-school in style during Stones River Mall’s fashionable event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Kick off the event in Center Court with a pep rally featuring local cheer and dance squads, including Elite Energy Gymnastics and Stewart’s Creek High School.
The other night, with nothing on TV except a show about Kim Kardashian shopping for shoes and a documentary showing a lion eating a wart hog, I decided to watch a major league baseball game.
While scrolling through cable shows and the UT women’s basketball game this week I chanced upon the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
You are flipping through the channels and are captivated by the pitch. Someone young, attractive and possibly famous is demonstrating a new exercise invention.
Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.
While gathering birthday gifts for my daughter, Anne, this week, I found a hidden treasure in the basement that I planned to send.
In July, I started making Christmas dresses for my granddaughters.
The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.
If a toy is being sold in retail stores or on popular websites, you may think that the toy is safe, right?
I use the Christmas theme because if you want to give a gift to a friend or a relative, apparently there is a bargain out there for you.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
Lately, I have been more and more into taking great pictures with my iPhone 5, and I have found the best apps around that will help you take better photos on your iPhone’s 10-meagpixel camera.
It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.
Black Friday shoppers are in for a treat at Stones River Mall this season.
Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.
The columnist mentioned that Thanksgiving comes very late this year, on Thursday, Nov. 28 – making for a relatively short holiday shopping season.
For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.
Aug. 30 was a pretty normal day for most people around the Square, but for Henry Phillips, owner and operator of Henry’s Florist, it was the start of a new chapter in his life.
There aren’t that many yard sales early in the week, so it’s a great time to check out some of Murfreesboro’s best thrift stores.
For 17 years in late August, pickers and yard sale fans have been coming to the historic town of Wartrace, Tenn., in hopes of making a buy that leads to the perfect mantle piece, or at least makes for a good yard sale fish story.
Because I sew, paint and enjoy crafts in general, it blows my mind that one of our largest local craft stores has all its Christmas merchandise on the shelves now.
Eclectic mix tops season's trends
School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.
Because it is yard sale season here in Murfreesboro, let’s jump right in with a few tips on how to have a more successful yard sale.
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation announced last week the naming of its chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
Interested buyers have just a few days to cast online bids for various types of vehicles the city has placed up for auction.
A Middle Tennessee charitable organization will be offering new and gently used prom dresses for free on Saturday, March 9, at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro.
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
I bought a quality name-brand down-filled coat on sale last year, and at first, I loved it. But after about five wearings, the zipper started separating at tummy level.
Companies turn to social media
After months of planning and renovations, The Salvation Army Family Store will soon return to the local community in a new location in downtown Murfreesboro.
Looking for the inside scoop on the fresh fashion finds that will make any spring wardrobe wonderfully wearable and magnificently modern?
Murfreesboro woman launches Divas
Bold colors seize the runways
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
Honey Bunny Crafts, Gifts & Antiques is closing its doors in Murfreesboro, but local residents can take a trip down to Lynchburg to visit owner Barbara Spina.
Just in time for those who have resolved to quit smoking, Saffire Vapor has opened its first retail outlet in Murfreesboro.
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
'Tis the season for splurging in Tennessee, but those great deals now could come back to bite you in the long run.
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
Shoppers in Murfreesboro have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
If you’re reading this on Sunday there are 23 days left until Christmas and you may still be looking for that “perfect” gift.
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
The date is set once again for Porter Flea, a modern handmade market that showcases items from art and paper goods, jewelry, apparel, furniture and much more.
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
The Write Impression stationery and gift store has released the second piece of the Exclusively, Murfreesboro collection for the holiday season.
Some of the magic of the Black Friday sales extravaganza escapes me, I must admit.
On Sunday, I sit down with scissors, an index card, pen, paper and paper clips and make a list of what’s on sale where.
Murfreesboro may soon be a four Walmart town, a planning official confirmed Wednesday morning.
The Junior League of Murfreesboro will hold the eighth annual Hollyday Marketplace from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Local shops on Murfreesboro’s downtown Square will exchange their ghouls and goblins for red bows and jingle bells next weekend during the annual two-day Downtown Holiday Open House.
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
Clothing boutique Altar’d State, which specializes in giving back, recently hired a new brand manager, Amberly Bradford.
Anniversary bash slated for October
When adapting New York runway fashion to the Murfreesboro level – and forecast – dressing for success can prove tricky.
I've been fortunate to have had a couple of days with nothing but time on my hands.
Local shop offers gifts galore
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
Get back to school in style at Opry Mills. The newly reopened mall invites shoppers to participate in Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday this weekend.
Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.
Trends making appearances in boutiques, department stores.
Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro’s newest gas station is slated to open in one week, a company representative confirmed.
Local retailers hope for future development
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
At least one survey shows that September is gaining on June as the No. 1 month for weddings.
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
The Bungalow and Well Suited are moving. And Ray Hines & Co., who is selling inventory at a discount, and The Colonel’s Shoppe have all decided to shut their doors in recent weeks.
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
Retailers eye South Church Street location
Murfreesboro store offers organic food
If you’re a budget-conscious bride-to-be, a couple of upcoming events might interest you. Both events take place in Nashville, but if you’re a true bargainista, you won’t mind the drive.
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
Attention all pet owners: Kelton’s wants to feature Fido (or Kitty or Polly) as its Pet of the Week.
Helping those less fortunate
Whether in search of the perfect highlights for an upcoming wedding or an exciting color to complement your favorite style, most ladies turn to those over-sized hardcover photo books inside their favorite salon.
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
A wide array of new styles is hitting the shelves this season, but don’t get overwhelmed.
Bold colors abound in Spring fashion
With the growth of Medical Center Parkway, two local businessmen have decided to follow suit.
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids any more – artsy-fartsy residents can get their creative juices flowing at The Art Barn.
As we say good bye to 2011 and prepare for the New Year, it is customary to reflect back and remember the movies that premiered, songs released and new products that were launched.
La Vergne city leaders announced Tuesday construction crews opened a finished section of the Waldron Road expansion project and stores located along that stretch of road are open for business.
Thistle Farms products will be available to local residents through a retail partnership with Murfreesboro-based Body Wise Nutrition Center and Marketplace, the companies announced.
Shoppers tend to stick close to home
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
Healthy food choices for local residents
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
Take a cue from nature and opt for warm oranges, golden yellows
Smotherman Antiques has been saving trees for years
Tennessee's tax-free weekend was deemed a success by some of Murfreesboro's largest retailers.