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Braselton businesses celebrate with ribbon-cuttings

Pictured from left to right are Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates, business owner Connie Conrad, Downtown Development Authority Chair Peggy Kriegel and Braselton Mayor Bill Orr celebrating the ribbon cutting for the Ivy Cottage in downtown Braselton. (Special Photo)

Pictured from left to right are Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates, business owner Connie Conrad, Downtown Development Authority Chair Peggy Kriegel and Braselton Mayor Bill Orr celebrating the ribbon cutting for the Ivy Cottage in downtown Braselton. (Special Photo)

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Pictured from left to right are Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates, Braselton Councilman Richard Mayberry, Downtown Development Authority Chair Peggy Kriegel, business owner Kristi McCook, Stacie Ricketts and Mayor Bill Orr during the ribbon cutting for Kristi’s Country Store. (Special Photo)

BRASELTON — Ceremonial ribbon-cuttings were recently held for two of Braselton’s newest businesses.

The Ivy Cottage on Brassie Lane sells handmade jewelry, local art, soaps, lotions, salts, home decor and accessory items. Connie Conrad is the owner. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday. The business is in the town’s former barber shop. For more information, call 706-362-5711.

Kristi’s Country Store is also on Brassie Lane and sells antiques, collectibles, lunch daily, old-fashioned candies and soft drinks, as well as local art. Owner Kristi McCook started collecting country store items as a hobby and previously owned a sandwich shop in Lawrenceville.

“I was fortunate enough to find the perfect building in Braselton to fulfill my dream of owning a country store with a restaurant,” McCook said in a news release. The business’ hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 706-824-9917.

“It is great to see the revitalization of our downtown area realized,” Braselton Mayor Bill Orr said in the release. “The opening of these businesses helps define the vibrancy of our downtown area.”