Joe and a Bow

Joe and a Bow, a hybrid store offering various types of coffees and teas and bakery items in addition to children’s clothing, officially opened for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. Participating in the ribbon cutting are (from left) Amanda Harrison, Nina Boelte, South Boston Mayor Ed Owens, Brodey Adamson, Brittany Adamson, Stephen Adamson, Brayden Adamson, South Boston Councilwoman Tina Wyatt-Younger, Mary Wilbourn and Hallie Bradshaw.

A building once housing a well-known laundry business in South Boston now houses Joe and a Bow, a unique hybrid store offering various types of coffees and teas and bakery items in addition to children’s clothing.

Located at 530 Wilborn Ave. in South Boston, Joe and a Bow is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

It opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with closing times tentative, according to owner Brittany Adamson.

Joe and a Bow offers a variety of coffees, lattes, frappes, teas, milkshakes and smoothies, in addition to bakery items such as muffins and croissants.

The “bow” part of the business offers a variety of boutique clothing.

“Most of our boutique clothing is around the $20 limit, and we offer shoes, bows and clothes, tutus and lots of ruffles,” explained Adamson.

The boutique portion of the business focuses on young children with girl’s sizes up to size 10, and boy’s sizes smaller, according to Adamson.

Joe and a bow was one of six new or expanding businesses in downtown South Boston awarded more than $50,000 in start-up money recently for investing or expanding their Main Street businesses in town.

Brittany Adamson and husband, Stephen, received $10,000 to open Joe and a Bow.

Adamson, who operated a successful children’s boutique in Texas, recently relocated to Halifax County with her family, including husband Stephen and children Brodey and Brayden.

Doug Ford reports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at dford@gazettevirginian.com.

Doug Ford covers news and sports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at dford@gazettevirginian.com.