The Grand Opening Of Gigi’s All And Everything Takes Place On Dade StreetMar 24th, 2011 | By Lynette | Category: Community News
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
GiGi Auston’s “All & Everything” is up and running.
Actually, it has been in business for about five months, but the Open House with its Grand Opening Ceremony Friday, March 11, made it “officially” official. GiGi, who moved here from Key Largo with her husband back in October, had been up since 7 a.m. that morning, baking goodies and preparing refreshments for those who stopped by to see her charming second-hand shop at 319 NW Dade Street with the huge, moss-draped oak tree in front. The two-story wood frame house, with the covered front porch curving around to the left, is painted in soft shades of butter yellow, honey gold and peach. Inside, it holds an eclectic mix of items – truly a little bit of “All & Everything,” as the name says. One can browse through everything from vintage Christmas decorations, to clothing and handbags, to videotapes of TV shows and movies, to various decorative, unique, and useful household items.
The temperature had dropped from quite balmy earlier in the week, to a bit chilly Friday morning, as people gathered for the ribbon cutting, but coffee, hot pizza and a few space heaters took some of the nip out of the air. GiGi, full of energy and enthusiasm, was hard to miss in her stylish black fur hat and sequined top, warmly welcoming everyone into the shop, serving coffee and making sure the refreshment table was always filled with snacks. A little later, in spite of the chill, the sun was shining brightly as Cindy Vees from the Madison County Chamber of Commerce lined everyone up outside for the ribbon-cutting.
Currently, GiGi’s shop is open by appointment, but soon, she hopes to be open full-time, doing brisk business in a town she says she fell in love with the first time she saw it 12 years ago. If you would like to drop by her shop, call her at (850) 464-7031. Bring friends and have a great time browsing through all the wonderful stuff.