Husband-and-wife team Rick and Karen McKernan fill their historical downtown Liberty store with an eclectic mix of gourmet food items, kitsch, and home accessories that enliven living spaces and make for thoughtful gifts. Seasonal and anytime decor items crafted by local artisans dot the store’s interior alongside novelty items such as bacon-shaped first-aid bandages and foods such as artisanal One Screw Loose jellies. The couple’s daughter and business partner, Katie, fills a fashion area with handmade and locally crafted jewelry and accessories, which are ideal for deserving gift recipients and accepting jewelry boxes.
My Best Friend's Closet and its sister stores—Wear House and More and Wear House Exchange—curate a sprawling stash of gently used, modern apparel for men, women, and children. At each shop, a style-savvy staff strives to keep its showrooms brimming with designer apparel that's within 2 years of current fashion trends, working to maintain a contemporary selection free of outdated looks and time-traveling bell bottoms. The team adds hundreds of items to its inventory every day, and can help shoppers further complete ensembles with a fleet of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and purses.
Lush hanging baskets dangle over flats of annuals, perennials, and herbs in an outdoor shopping area that emanates the earthy fragrances of soil and mulch. Two couples own the nursery, striving to set themselves apart from big-box greenhouses and name-brand jungles by stocking a vast variety of plants, many of which arrive weekly. On many containers, soil tags display a monarch-butterfly logo to indicate that the plants will attract the delicate nectar-lovers. The staff can also get their hands dirty in your garden, as they offer landscape design, yard work, and installation of koi ponds, outdoor lighting, and domesticated tiger lilies.
Kelli's Korner is an unusual eatery?a place where you can just as easily order a cheeseburger, or a grill for making cheeseburgers of your own. Part-diner and part-corner store, Kelli's is famous for its cheeseburgers. The succulent sandwiches, topped with molten cheese and bacon slabs, come on a choice of classic Kaiser roll or sweet jalapeno bun. The culinary team also crafts other diner classics, from French toast sticks to jalapeno poppers. Outside the dining area, customers can shop for groceries, gas, and essential camping gear, such as fire-in-a-can.