Elloree Business Association brings more business to town
ELLOREE, SC – The Elloree Business Association brings people to local storefronts through Family Fun Friday’s and other activities.
“It’s a nice little town. We call it our lovely little cotton town.
That’s how Marti Stubbs describes her hometown of Elloree. She has lived and worked here for over twenty years and her antique store Junk Disorderly has survived the test of time on Cleveland Street.
“I guess I’ve become a fixture here. I’m the grandma of the streets, I guess, because I’ve been on the streets longer than most,” Stubbs said.
Her business opened in 2004, and over that two-decade span, she says she’s seen many businesses come and go.
” I’m happy to be here. I don’t know where else I would be. I feel like God placed me here,” Stubbs said.
The Elloree Business Association has been working to bring people to Elloree’s storefronts. One way they do this is by hosting family nights on the third Friday of every month, where there’s food, vendors, and games. Local stores also have extended hours until 8 p.m.
“As people come in and fill the parking lots, they’ll notice the businesses and we can promote the businesses that way as well,” Marshall said.
The non-profit organization includes business owners to support them and the surrounding community.