Nestled within the Town Square Commons, located along Greenbrier’s main intersection, resides a new business for eager shoppers to check out.
Frankly Yours, a boutique dedicated to “reasonably-priced” clothing, accessories, home decor and custom-made furniture, opened its doors mid-June and is located within part of the T.M. Williams & Son Hardware and Groceries building, which operated from around 1916 to the 1940s, according to the Greenbrier Historical Society.
The boutique, located 1102 Railroad St., is among four businesses within three structures of the Town Square Commons — an area located in the heart of town. The buildings were revitalized as part of a historic preservation project earlier this year by the Viridian Group.
Frankly Yours is operated by Amy Frank, a Crestview Elementary physical education teacher, and Sarah Dorris, a design consultant with Brandon Frank Construction. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The store’s name — a nod to Frank’s own name — offers customers an array of items for the choosing: a fashionable summer dress or top; accessories to add a special flare to an outfit; custom gifts; home decor — and even locally-crafted furniture, Frank said.
Mantels, headboards, footboards and tables, and wooden sliding doors are all custom-made, she explained. Customers can also request a specific furniture piece be built.
Frank said she and Dorris each have different tastes, and that’s enabled the boutique to offer a “unique sense of style" to all age groups, coupled with a large range of sizes — all while presenting a warm and inviting feel.
“It has worked out good cause we have a little something for everyone,” she added. “I want everyone who walks through the door to find something that they like or could wear. We didn’t want it to be one style. We wanted it to be a diversity of styles.”
Despite opening during the Covid-19 pandemic, Frank said the boutique has seen a “wonderful, steady flow” of customers that’s averaged out daily.
She attributes this to the selection and reasonable prices.
“My favorite part of the store is seeing people from our community shop with their family and friends,” Dorris said. “Frankly Yours is a retail experience that has something to offer everyone.”
The 1,400-square-foot boutique also highlights several elements of the historic Greenbrier structure, including the building’s original front doors, which are featured inside along a back wall, as well as the structure’s original flooring and ceiling materials.
“We wanted to incorporate the history of this building as much as possible,” Frank said.
For more information about Frankly Yours, go to its Facebook page @FranklyYoursBoutique.