The downtown area here in LaGrange has found some new life over the course of the past few years. Through the opening of the Sweetland Amphitheater, the new Courtyard by Marriot Hotel under construction, and the eventual opening of Wild Leap Brewing Company, the downtown has found an incredible new lease on life.
Alongside these huge giants, many high-end luxury shops have found a home in downtown, offering the finest products and the best prices. One of those shops recently celebrated its five year anniversary at its location at 100 Bull Street, that shop being Marketplace at Lafayette Square.
For five years now as of May 1st, Marketplace has been a staple of shopping in the downtown area. Eventually, they expanded their store into the dental lab next door and never looked back. In fact the owner of the building, Bobby Standard, is the father of one of the partners at Marketplace. Partners Al Brannon and Rob Standard, along with their staff, are some of the best people you could ever hope to interact with and offer the best customer service. Marketplace has some of the best, most high-end luxury antique pieces at affordable prices. They offer a large selection of over 25 dealers as well as consignment items. They are open 7 days a week and are always willing to go the extra mile to offer the best service to their customers. No matter what piece you’re looking for, the team at Marketplace will help you find that sp0ecial something for your home.
This anniversary for Marketplace fell on a very special day for the downtown development authority. That Friday afternoon, May 19th, Marketplace celebrated their anniversary in conjunction with the downtown Hydrangea Sip and Shop. The sip and shop is a very fun and popular activity here in LaGrange. It is an evening of shopping, wine tasting, and special live events such as music and art shows. This year, some musicians from the LaGrange Symphony and VAAL were on the square and many of the shops participated in the event. With a donation of $25 dollars, customers would receive a commemorative wine glass that they could take to the different shops to sample different wines.
These types of shops and events are truly the life blood of the downtown area. It is always a positive for the local economy when stores such as Marketplace celebrate big anniversaries such as this. In addition, the Downtown Development Authority consistently goes above and beyond when planning special occasions to keep the downtown fresh and alive. With partnerships and anniversaries like this, the downtown will be in great shape for many years to come.