Optimum Care opens up shop in old bus station

Published 9:32 am Friday, November 18, 2022

BROOKHAVEN — A business has opened up shop in the old bus station at 201 Jackson Street. Nakenya Clark purchased the former greyhound bus station and antique shop and moved her company Optimum Care at Home into the building. She closed on the building in March.

Clark’s company is a healthcare staffing agency working to find employment for nurses and offers personal home care for the elderly. Her daughters Derria Clark, Adcia Jackson and Kourtni Clark are getting involved with Optimum Care and the other business ventures she has planned at the location.

“We plan to have a store with clothing for healthcare, jewelry and handmade soaps and lotions,” she said. “There will be a craftsy part of the building called the Purple Orchid. It will be an art studio and hopefully we can host paint parties on Monday nights with music and maybe a glass of wine.”

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The building once had a red brick exterior but Clark had it painted white. On the inside, a golden lamp made of pipe gives an industrial look to the office space. She said she bought the lamp on Amazon to compliment the exposed conduits for the electrical. Her light fixtures have gold piping to go with the lamp.

They redid everything inside and out, she said. It has come along well but they still aren’t finished. Her plan for the business is to create generational wealth for her daughters and grandson.

“It was the first building we found. It had great bones and I saw some great potential to open up additional businesses here,” she said. “If you are looking for any healthcare need we are the place to come.”