Turkoyz jewelry and home furnishings coming to Towne Center
A jewelry store and home furnishing store, both based in Jackson, Miss., are moving to Towne Center by early next year. The owners, Alan and Fran Weeks, say they plan to open both Turkoyz and Turkoyz @ HOME near one another in January or February. The jewelry store, Turkoyz, will be located near Mignon Faget. Alan Weeks says Turkoyz will not be in direct competition with the fine jewelry store. "We're more fashion jewelry," he says. Turkoyz @ HOME will be located next to American Eagle Outfitters and RussoRoss. Alan Weeks says Turkoyz has eyed an expansion into the Baton Rouge market for a while because college towns have proven to be a valuable market. Turkoyz is also located in Hattiesburg and Oxford, Miss., as well as Covington and Memphis, Tenn. The first store opened in Jackson six years ago. Turkoyz @ HOME is making Baton Rouge its third location, with other stores in Jackson and Memphis. The stores carry small furniture, picture frames, candles, and about 10 different pottery lines that are mostly based in Mississippi among local craftsmen and artists. Good store managers, says Alan Weeks, have led to the success of Turkoyz's expansion, and the stores will attempt to do the same in Baton Rouge. "We're definitely looking for people," he says. —Adam Pearson
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