Dear fellow citizens of Yazoo,
Cleveland, Mississippi is the place I was born and raised. Some may say “one of the better Delta towns“ but just because you have a college doesn’t mean you are the best. I believe the people of a town/city make it what it is.
I have lived in Yazoo city for 38 years and have seen it high and low. Like any city of our size, we have some problems but “together“ we can work on them. You certainly can’t fix anything if you are always stating negative comments.
I am always trying to promote Yazoo City whenever I get the chance. I see people from all over the world in my store, downtown, and they all love our small town. There are wonderful groups on Facebook that try to post positive things but “keyboard cowboys” are always bringing up negative comments. Those of us living here are trying to make a difference.
In 2020, during a pandemic, downtown Yazoo City opened five new businesses. Yazoo City is one of very few cities that have a toy store, a phenomenal toy store!
Just on Main Street in Yazoo City, you will find an upscale ladies clothing boutique, a jewelry store that has been in business for over 50 years, a locally owned pharmacy that has been in business for over 50 years, and a fitness and athletic training facility.
Also there are 3 restaurants, an accounting service, a dog groomer, a tattoo parlor, two insurance agencies, a barbershop, and a lash and brow bar. My business showcases over 60 local vendors consisting of handmade items, food, furniture, jewelry and original art.
I suggest if you haven’t been downtown on a weekday lately, wear some comfortable shoes for walking and come see what is happening in our awesome city.