Hickory Street Emporium is set to open in March, offering Parisians and the surrounding areas a unique, clean and safe shopping experience.
We met with the owners, Johnnie and Cambra Lee, who shared their vision and excitement to be opening the Emporium to serve Northeast Texas and the surrounding areas.
Located at 222 E. Hickory St., Hickory Street Emporium will offer 14,000 square-feet of indoor shopping that will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The buildings will be buzzing with vendors from all over Northeast Texas, including a featured stall set aside for local nonprofits to raise funds for their organization for free. It will be the main event every Thursday-Sunday with the best vendors in the region.
In addition to the buildings on the property, there will also be more than 300 booths outside with a large parking area on the same lot. Vendors of all kinds are welcome to the Emporium and there are contract stalls as well as noncontractual agreements available.
“It bothered me knowing that so many Parisians load up to travel out of town for this kind of shopping environment,” said Founder of Hickory Street Emporium Johnnie Lee. “We thought, ‘Why not let Paris be the destination that others are loading up for?'”
Lee said this will not be just a shopping and vendor, run of the mill venue, it will have plenty of clean bathrooms in every building.
There are already vendors biting at the bit to get inside and food truck vendors booking spaces as well. For more information, or to book space, email Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 903-517-9988.
Cost for vendors:
Inside: $2 a square foot on 3-month contract
Outside: $15 a day, non-contract
Food truck park: call/email for more info