Trendy Tuesday: Kelly Square

By: Kylie Dixon Email
By: Kylie Dixon Email

SHERMAN, TX-- Kelly Square sits across from the Grayson County Court house. You wouldn't know it looking from the outside, but this "square" offers a well rounded group of unique shops, for all ages.

Shop owners' hope to keep people shopping local, by offering products found in high end stores.

"Kelly Square is a good place to be. You get the feel of the downtown, like a McKinney, without having to drive that distance," Katie Goodman, employee at Sandi's, said.

One of the hidden gems, is a non-profit boutique. It's full of local designers', creative merchandise.

At "Women's Gift Exchange", all of the money made, goes to local Grayson County charities.

"When you come into our shop, where ever you see these little texas signs, they'll say somebody made that here in Texas," Rene Birchall, store manager, said.

Goodies, like homemade soap, jewelry, and crafts are the biggest sellers in the shop.

"We try to have something for everybody here. Anything from $2 to $500," Birchall explained.

Next door, is a clothing boutique called "Sandi's".

"We have customers come in anywhere from 25 to 80 years old," Goodman said.

They sell high end clothing and jewelry. They try to keep their customers happy, so they'll keep coming back.

"We can help them get something perfect, without having to drive to Dallas," Goodman said.

After a long day, of shopping at Kelly Square, most customers can't leave without a stop at "Sweet Side."

This candy store has something for everyone to munch on, some of it's even home made.

"It's really fun. No one left my store in a bad mood. It's was great," said, owner, Ashlee Carpenter.

They sell chocolate, lollipops, and any kind of jelly bean-- you can imagine.

What all of these stores have in common though? They love being at Kelly Square.

"We are so lucky to be here in Kelly Square. Because it's a great location, it has stirred quite a buzz in the community," Birchall said.

"We've got several other stores inside Kelly Square, so that helps business," Goodman said.

And Capenter said, "we are just a part of something over here. So it's really nice."

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  • by Susie Faults Location: Pottsborro, tx on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    I've only been in Kelly Square once...enough said.
  • by LakeRat Location: Texoma on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    People, we need to band together and help our local businesses thrive so we can have a pleasant shopping experience and help out our economy. These businesses, regardless of if it's Denison or Sherman, can only stay open with our support. Lots of fun shops that need our business, get out there and embrace them.
  • by MadHatter Location: Sherman on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    I find Kelly Square to be a little (well a lot) hoity toity for what it is. The layout is confusing and makes me dizzy and it's always so dark in there you can't see anything. There is a difference between ambience and trip hazard. Sherman's downtown could be revitalized if our city put any effort into it ... highly unlikely though.
  • by TXMom on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    I was born in Denison, raised in Pottsboro and I now live in Sherman. I would support business in Denison if they were not so rude. Learn costumer service skills, stop putting down other local business because yours truly sucks right now. If you want my business stop this stupid feud against the other towns and businesses! Grow up and respect other retailers who are trying to bring in business to help our economy!! Denison does not have a lot to offer right now and when the town realizes that we ALL need to band together to help out Grayson County and our economy then you will get my business. You have wonderful art studios and that is about it, so stop putting down others.
  • by Bea Location: Durant on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    Why bother bringing attention to the "Main Street" Businesses of any town. They are only open when it is convenient for them. If they actually opened on Saturday all day and or Sunday all day they might get a little business. I don't feel sorry for them. Decent customer service instead of noses in the air would also help.
  • by Barb Location: Sherman on Feb 15, 2012 at 08:25 AM
    Once again, you are advertising these local businesses. Do they pay you to do this? The commercials are supposed to be BETWEEN NEWS stories. I think this is unprofessional and annoying. I don't get it...
  • by A little Downtown envy? on Feb 15, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    This is the only thing going on in an otherwise empty and run down downtown. All I felt was pitty when I saw this story. Look at Denison's Main Street. I'd rather be there. With all that has been going on in Denison on Main St., I bet this was a shot in the dark for some attention to Sherman's less-than-par downtown.
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