Calera Main Street has big plans for Friday, October 2nd. Beginning at 9:30 am, the Historic Downtown District will officially welcome three new women-owned small businesses with a triple ribbon-cutting ceremony and a weekend of specials to celebrate.
Calera Main Street
Beginning at 9:30 am, Main Street Fitness (located at 8267 Hwy. 31), Calera’s newest workout facility specializing in Functional Fitness and supervised full-body workouts, will kick off the day’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Immediately following, Creations Galore & Moore (located at 8261 Hwy. 31), Calera’s first bakery specializing in custom cakes for weddings and other major events, pastries, and other delicacies will officially open its doors for business. Calera Main Street’s third ribbon cutting will take place just around the corner at plant (located at 10876 Hwy. 25), a botanical lifestyle shop specializing in houseplants, home décor and unique gifts. plant will also regularly feature Alabama-grown succulents at other downtown businesses, farmers’ markets, and pop-up shops in the surrounding area.
Triple ribbon cutting
Each new business will be offering special discounts on their products and services throughout the weekend to mark their grand openings while all the other Main Street retailers will also feature specials, raffles, giveaways, etc. to help celebrate the occasion. Food trucks will be on hand Friday and Saturday. Please check social media for details and times.
“This celebration will mark our second triple-ribbon cutting for downtown Calera bringing the total to seven new retail establishments in our first year,”said Jackie Batson, Executive Director of Calera Main Street.
“With two more businesses scheduled to open soon, including a brick oven pizza restaurant, we are constantly working toward restoration and revitalization for Calera Main Street with the goal of making it a shopping, dining and lifestyle destination for everyone in South Shelby County.”
“We want to provide people an opportunity to come out and enjoy downtown while observing COVID-19 mask guidelines and social distancing for the health and safety of our community,” Batson shared. “Obviously, if anyone is experiencing symptoms or is at an elevated risk for infection, we ask that they please continue to shelter in place.”
To add to the fun on Friday, October 2, visitors will be given a punch card to take to each Calera Main Street retailer for a signature. The first 25 people to return that card to the Main Street table in the Calera Courtyard will receive a free Calera Main Street T-shirt!
About Main Street Fitness
Located at 8267 Hwy. 31 in the Historic Main Street District in downtown Calera, Main Street Fitness offers customized Functional Fitness plans as well as a full-body workout where members can work together and motivate each other as they work toward their fitness goals.
“What I love most about our gym is that through Functional Fitness everyone can do it regardless of age, injuries or current fitness levels. It is for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.” Co-Owner and Personal Trainer, Dana McCreless explains, “The workouts can be modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. An added plus is you gain a support network. You can expect a full-body workout that combines elements of cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, and core training through safe, effective, and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life. And, because you never know what to expect, each workout promises an engaging, exciting experience every time you walk through the door—which is why we all love it.”
Dana has her CrossFit-Level I certification as well as additional CrossFit education such as CrossFit Scaling and CrossFit Running. She co-owns Main Street Fitness with her husband George where she continues to pursue her passion for health, fitness, and helping others.
Main Street Fitness currently offers classes each Monday through Thursday at 8 am, 9:30 am, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm and 5:45 pm, and each Friday at 8 am, 9:30 am, 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm.
For more information, please visit facebook.com/Main-Street-Fitness-Calera or call (205) 936-4965.
About Creations Galore & Moore
Located at 8261 Hwy. 31 in the Historic Main Street District in downtown Calera, Creations Galore & Moore offers custom cakes, pastries, and other sweets handmade by owner-operator Nedra Moore. A wife, mother, business owner, and former network engineer, Nedra found her true passion in cake baking almost seven years ago.
“Baking cakes was something I fell into,” Moore said. “I’m not a baker by trade, I’m a baker by trial and error. While working in IT, I would design cakes for close family members and friends. Surprisingly – and unbeknownst to me – folks actually thought I had a knack for this.”
Creations Galore & Moore’s new storefront will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Located at 10876 Hwy. 25 in the Historic Main Street District in downtown Calera, plant will offer upscale botanical arrangements as well as an extensive collection of unique gifts and home décor.
“plant has been a dream of mine for many years,” Andrea Huff, owner, explained. “Launching a new business during 2020 has certainly had its challenges but I would not change a thing. It is a real thrill to see it all come together. I love meeting every customer and helping them to pick out the perfect plant or gift.”
“We knew we wanted to be a part of Calera Main Street,” Huff continues, “We can see the commitment and the sense of community fostered downtown and look forward to all the improvements already underway.”
Plant is open for business Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm.
For more information, please visit facebook.com/plantcalera or call (205) 319-7071.
About Calera Main Street
Calera Main Street is proud to be a designated Main Street Alabama community. An independent, nonprofit organization, Calera Main Street’s mission is to revitalize its once-bustling downtown business district through a proven four-point approach of design, promotion, organization, and economic vitality. Follow us on Facebook @CaleraMainStreet2019 and Instagram @CaleraMainStreet
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