PRA supports shopping local

Allison Fowler

Allison Fowler

By Allison FowlerPickens Revitalization Asscociation

In light of Small Business Month, Pickens Revitalization Association is committed to supporting our local businesses. Alongside the Gift of Pickens program, PRA has developed the Shop Local. Shop Historic Pickens. campaign to feature businesses here in Pickens and the products and services offered.

The mission of Oh Joy! is to offer “Made in America” and “Made on South Carolina” its primary source of merchandise, which represents eighty percent of their inventory! Oh Joy! has a big heart for people in need, and the success of the store allows them to give back; not only by supporting the made in America movement, but when you buy from Oh Joy! you are blessing someone in need. A portion of profits at Oh Joy! are donated to Pickens County Meals on Wheels, MARYS House, Home with a Heart, Country Santa and Wounded Warriors. Owned and operated by Joy King, Oh Joy! is located at 111 Railroad Street and open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come by and check out the great products today!

Main Street Pizzeria provides your favorite pizzas, subs, salads and wings. Main Street Pizzeria only uses the freshest meats and veggies, and their pizza dough and sauce are made fresh in house every day. Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays: Bring your children in for a free slice of pizza, two breadsticks and a drink (valid for children under 10). Stop by today or order online at

Court Street Gallery serves as a center for exhibitions and other cultural events in Pickens. Located downtown just off Main Street at 107 Court Street, the gallery opened in the fall of 2012. Court Street Gallery represents a core group of artists whose work, mediums and techniques vary and include oil/acrylic paintings, mixed media paintings, water color paintings and drawings, handcrafted jewelry and ironworks, pottery and photography. Stop in today for great gifts for all your family and friends.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nestfeathers features a unique and beautiful assortment or art and handcrafted treasures. Spend time looking over each hand-crafted treasure created by local craftspeople. At Nestfeathers you will discover blown glass vases, ornaments, bowls, local art, hand-crafted rocking chairs, handmade instruments, jewelry and much more. There is truly something for everyone on your gift list at Nestfeathers. Owned and operated by Faye Padgett, Nestfeathers is located at 104 S. Catherine Street and open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by or call Nestfeathers today at (864) 878-4460.

Your Home Furniture offers quality new, used and antique furniture, home décor, jewelry and much more. In addition to offering free layaway, many of their items have been marked down for the holidays. Owned and operated by Roy Morris and his wife, Your Home Furniture is located at 112D W. Main Street and open Tuesday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in today!

Be sure to stop by these businesses this holiday season and remember to Shop Local. Shop Historic Pickens.