Pressed A Creative Space Downtown

The foreshadowing of a superstar came during middle school for Ashley Thompson. At only thirteen, Ashley started her first business with DIY flair. Handmade headbands were her weekend hustle at her family’s garage sales. Later in the halls of high school, Ashley sold tubes of Avon mascara to all of her friends right out of […]


Like Mother, Like Daughter

By Erin Pesut Vibra’s is not only a mother, daughter business, but a four-generation mother daughter business! Vibra Herring, Donna Barefoot, Megan and Mary Adaline Stewart sell collectibles, clothing, jewelry, painted antiques, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, decorative pillows, wreaths, monogramming and screen prints. What began as a consignment store eventually turned into a fashion boutique […]


All That Glitters

By James Johnson During 82 years on this planet, Rhudy Phillips managed to collect many friends but also a few detractors. In fact, when the Army veteran-turned-accountant decided to open his own pawn shop at 2410 Murchison Road in 1962, several of those critics made it known exactly what they thought. “Everyone told him he […]