The Local Girl Gang

Story + Photography by Tony Centonze

Hayley Stell, Aubrey Rios, Logan Deason

The good folks at The Belle Hollow recently sent a message to the community, inviting guests to come out for a chance to meet “talented like-minded women while shopping socially!”

“We call this the Local Girl Gang,” Belle Hollow's Luci Armitstead said. “My whole intention with this is to try to get local women-owned businesses to come together and put on a fun community event. And, for our inaugural outing, I think we have put a number of really great vendors all in one place.”

Armistead and her team were up against several other events, but were very pleased with the turnout. More than 15 vendors were in attendance for the evening of 'social shopping' that included free admission, free appetizers, and a cash bar.

“I was nervous about today's turnout, there is so much going on this weekend,” Armitstead said. “But, we were able to get the word out, and I'm really happy with how busy we are already. Most of our vendors today are focused on products for women and babies, but primarily women, and everyone seems to be having a lot of fun.”