A group of shop owners recently have formed an association to better brand and market their retail store fronts in the strategically placed Broughton and Barnard Street's close to the Ellis Square.
As the recently initiated renovation on Ellis Square churns away toward a projected two year completion date, eight merchants in close proximity have come together to position themselves to capitalize on the even more increased tourist activity that this section of the historic district has enjoyed in years past on completion of this long anticipated Historic District Square. Branding themselves as “The Shops on Ellis Square”, these eight merchants are scattered throughout the important intersection of Barnard Street and West Broughton Street within the district. The trendy boutique shops, live entertainment venues, restaurants, and coffee houses situated here are already enjoying a fair amount of Ellis Square pre-renovation popularity among local Savannahians. And savvy travelers will not be too far behind, if The Shops on Ellis Square has anything to do with it.
The founding eight members are actively seeking other local members to join their branding and marketing efforts of this fledgling marketing collaboration. At present they meet every Wednesday at The Express Café and Bakery on Barnard Street right across the street from Jazz’d Tapas Bar on the ground floor of the recently condoized old Kress Building. As this section of the historic district sees nicer urban lofts come into play interspersed amongst eclectic eating, clubbing, and shopping venues, Savannah Getaways is betting on the predictably successful outcome of our friends that are members of The Shops on Ellis Square.