Harlem now boasts two new businesses --- a coffeehouse and a consignment shop.
For those who enjoy a cup of coffee and a good book, the Sit A Spell Coffee House opened Dec. 8 in the IGA shopping center at 573 Milledgeville Road.
Owner Jennifer Tutt said she started the business because she likes preparing different foods, loves coffee and has lots of books.
"One of the reasons (I started the coffeehouse), is because I had so many books," Tutt said.
"I thought (it'd be nice) if there was a coffeehouse where I can bring books, a place where people can come in and read, sit down and enjoy themselves."
Offerings include espresso, cappuccino, latte, smoothies and its signature fresh-ground, custom blended Sit A Spell Signature Coffee.
The menu also includes sandwiches, wraps, salads, potato soup and chili, turnovers, rolls, cakes and other desserts.
The shop has bookcases full of books, a false fireplace and a television that usually plays movies.
"We want it to feel like home," Tutt said.
The coffeehouse also has a weekly Poetry Night, for anyone who'd like to read their favorite or original poem, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.
A newly-created book discussion group will meet monthly.
To join the group or find out the monthly book, call the coffeehouse at (706) 556-3800.
Sit A Spell is open from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Harlem's newest boutique, featuring home dcor and furniture, clothing, jewelry and other accessories, held its grand opening this weekend.
My Sister's Loft Consignment & Boutique, owned by sisters Debbie Shivers and Kim Price, began accepting items in January.
The store, at 380 N. Louisville St., sells clothing, accessories, furniture and other home accents on consignment as well as new items, including custom-made jewelry, furniture and clothing.
The store is open for shopping and accepts consignment items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, visit the store during business hours or call Shivers at (706) 799-9548 or Price at (706) 825-4166.
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