I just had to offer a little love for a local store. The wife and I discovered this place a few weeks back, and I just want to brag on them a bit. The name is “Simple Delight’s Emporium” and the missus and I just love it.
They have an old fashioned soda fountain with a separate menu just for sodas. You wouldn’t believe all the flavors they have. So far we’ve tried Violet (yes, it tastes just like the flower smells), Cherry cola, Dreamsicle, and Almond Cherry Blossom (Mmmmm, nutty!). They just recently opened full time and they added excellent paninni to their menu.
More than sodas and food though, they have a hodge podge of miscellanea. Everything from handmade soaps to Victorian jewelry. One of the showpieces of their collection (and it’s for sale!) is an old jewelled headdress like you see in the woodcuts from the 20’s. They sell all manner of fancy buttons, and yes, ladies, they even have makeup. It all looks like quality stuff.
More importantly, they have shaving stuff. Albeit, not much right now, but it’s a start. They carry Kingsley brand shaving soaps and they have a red handled Omega boar-hair brush with stand and cream. I understand the Omega boars come highly recommended.
It’s a family owned/operated store. The family that owns it, the Fife’s, are from a small town near where I live. It’s encouraging to see the downtown area attract this kind of business, and I hope business stays strong for them. They’re really nice people; we’ve met them all, and we’ve been in enough times that they recognize us as regulars.
The youngest son will be on the big screen soon. He’s an extra in the new Steven King movie, The Mist.
122 East Hiram Street
Atlanta, TX 75551