The grocery business that became the firmly entrenched destination for this couple, both of them Arkansas natives, wasn’t part of any pre-planned route.
“Other than the food, the drink and the paper goods, that’s what we do,” Kendrick says of Hotel & Restaurant Supply.
An anchor of the Fondren Strip on North State Street since 1958, Seabrook Paint has long been a Benjamin Moore distributor/retailer.
Effie Kappis Hubanks, Mike Greenhill, Lauren Rushton and Robert Rushton will be the Emersons’ partners in the venture.
“All you have to do is put one step in front of the other, ask questions and use your instincts, and it will lead you where you want to go.”
“I heard artist Bill Dunlap talk about that one time, people leaving and coming back,” Cookie says, of the boomerang effect that keeps them here.