DAILY LEADER / RHONDA DUNAWAY / Mayor Joe Cox (back row, far right), Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce President Dustin Walker (back row, far left), Executive Director Garrick Combs and chamber members and ambassadors were on hand for a ribbon cutting for the new retail space of Expectations Too. With business owner Angela Warren (center with scissors) is Lib Smith (right), and Warren's husband Beck Warren (left). Next to Beck Warren are his parents, Kenneth and Patsy Warren.
DAILY LEADER / RHONDA DUNAWAY / Mayor Joe Cox (back row, far right), Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce President Dustin Walker (back row, far left), Executive Director Garrick Combs and chamber members and ambassadors were on hand for a ribbon cutting for the new retail space of Expectations Too. With business owner Angela Warren (center with scissors) is Lib Smith (right), and Warren's husband Beck Warren (left). Next to Beck Warren are his parents, Kenneth and Patsy Warren.

Expectations celebrates addition of Expectations Too

Published 12:49pm Sunday, May 4, 2014

City officials and Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and officers were on hand to help Angie Warren celebrate the grand opening of her expansion into the former retail space of Macy Taylor’s on Brookway Boulevard Friday morning.

Mayor Joe Cox, chamber president Dustin Walker and chamber executive director Garrick Combs were there to wish Warren well in her new endeavor. Combs said Warren has been a dedicated volunteer for the chamber.

“The chamber wants to recognize her work with us over the years,” he said. “She’s given a lot of time and effort to the chamber and to the community, and we want her to know how much we appreciate it,” Combs said.

Walker said Warren has been a big part of the draw that brings people to downtown Brookhaven to shop.

“I think many of us know that Brookhaven is a retail destination around the southwest Mississippi area,” he said. “And, Warren’s shop has always been a big part of that. I am sure Warren will be a great success with Expectations Too.”

Warren told her well-wishers that she was going to have to be in both retail shops at once.

“Well, I couldn’t clone myself,” she joked, “but you can knock out a wall.” With the help of Paul Jackson & Son Inc., Warren’s two retail shops are now open to one another so shoppers – and Warren – can conveniently go between the two spaces.

The open arch-way creates a large retail floor space where Warren has the latest in spring fashions, which include an array of boutique apparel, jewelry and other accessories for children and now women, too. Warren said she’s been looking forward to this expansion.

“After 17 years of having a children’s store,” she explained, “We’re excited about Expectations Too and getting the opportunity to buy Macy’s old space and sell women’s clothes.”