Ribbon cutting officially welcomes The Honey Pot II to downtown

Published 11:54 am Friday, June 23, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Music, friends, laughter, cake and punch flowed at The Honey Pot II’s ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. Wanza McGuffie is the owner of The Honey Pot II, a business defined by its slogan “The classy, the cute, the unusual and the unique,” and space for vendors. 

McGuffie once owned The Honey Pot next to the Brookhaven Movie theater on Brookway Boulevard. She had a heart attack and had to close the location and only recently opened the store at 110 East Cherokee Street. 

Garrick Combs, Executive Director of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed a business to downtown Brookhaven for the third time in a week. Vintage Style on West Monticello Street and The iCare Foundation celebrated ribbon cuttings last Friday and Wednesday respectively. 

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“It is a beautiful store and a big store. We are excited to be a part of your day,” Combs said. “Thank you for being a part of the downtown business group. Downtown makes us who we are. We love to see businesses added on. We look forward to being partners at the chamber.” 

A special guest and singer Jonathan Sharp opened up his performance with “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” before inviting everyone to get refreshments. He is a Broadway singer and dancer who has taught at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven. 

McGuffie, a native of Hog Chain, thanked everyone for coming to the grand opening. Her store has filled over the last few weeks since she opened with new vendors and products. 

“I have wonderful vendors who I wouldn’t have a store if it was not for them,” McGuffie said. “It is all of yours (the vendors) you make the store. Thank you for being here and I thank my vendors.”