By Jennie Guido
Today we end our shopping on Main Street. There are three blocks left with three stores to visit. After last month’s marathon of the 400 block of the road, it’s nice to wind down for one last visit before reporting to Franklin.
Conde Contemporary, 334 Main Street
Obviously Main Street has its fair share of art galleries, and this addition to the strip is unique to the city. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Stacy and Andres Conde, Conde Contemporary showcases modern and realistic art forms.
Thankfully, Conde Contemporary’s opening was expedited by COVID, which brought the Condes to Natchez from South Florida a little earlier than they had anticipated. And Natchez welcomed them with open arms.
From exhibitions in the gallery over the past few years that showcase local and guest artists to installations by Allumer Natchez, the Condes have fascinated the Natchez community and left their unique artistic imprint on more than Main Street.
Pay a visit to the gallery and follow on Facebook the upcoming projects they have underway.
Magnolia Bride Bridal Shop, 200 Main Street
Originally located on Franklin Street, Magnolia Mariee moved to Main Street several years ago and found the perfect home on the corner of Main Street and Canal Street in the old Molasses Flats building.
Walking through the door is an experience once you are greeted with the gorgeous dresses and accessories to make the bride’s day complete. Do not worry! They have just what the groom needs with a selection of tuxedos to die for.
Over the past two years I’ve been to a few weddings and working with them to select the right bridesmaid dress has been a breeze. Personally, I see no need for anyone to step out of Natchez to find a wedding dress, mother of the bride dress, florist set, etc. Magnolia Mariee has exactly what you need.
Hallelujah Wine & Spirits, 100 Main St.
This might be one of my favorite additions to downtown over the past year. Hallelujah Wine & Spirits is the perfect stop to end our Main Street adventure.
The wine selection leaves me browsing the aisles for hours. I always feel like there’s another new, delicious bottle of red to discover, and the guys behind the counter are always able to choose which one I’ll take home.
Don’t get me started on the store design and decor that screams a ‘wine cathedral’. Every detail has been thought out, planned and delivered to perfection. There’s even a wine cooler that looks alarmingly like a baptismal font placed at the checkout.
I won’t lie that when I opened my Christmas stocking this year to find a gift certificate to Hallelujah, I was extremely proud of Mrs. Clause and her way through downtown Natchez.