SoMa is home to some of Little Rock's most unique shopping destinations. From the Green Corner Store, featuring an array of amazing earth friendly products, to Piano Kraft, who carries a wonderful selection of beautiful instruments.
Ashley Ann's Event Planning Service
At Ashley Ann's Event Planning Service we design and coordinate weddings, baby and bridal showers, corporate dinners, galas, balls, and everything in between. We offer partial and full service packages. At Ashley Ann's there is no reason to worry about budget management, our lead coordinator is equipped with a Finance degree. Therefore, you can be assured your budget will be managed properly and your wedding or event will be wonderful. We offer beautiful and professional designs and setups, creative attention to detail, and modern, elegant atmospheres. We offer a variety of packages for all occasions.
Ashley Jones-Henderson is the Creative Director of Ashley Ann's Event Planning Service. She has always had a passion for designing and creating astonishing spaces. Ashley received a degree in Finance and a MBA from the University of Central Arkansas. While pursuing a Masters degree, she began to design interiors and events . She soon realized this was her true passion. Ashley has an eye for unique detail, coupled with chic & sexy style. She is also skilled in the areas of organization and budgeting. Her creative abilities allow her to excel in creating intimate events as well as functional and attractive living and work spaces.
At Ashley Ann's Event Planning Service we work with clients on any budget. No matter how large or small give us a call. We vow to focus on you and your needs.
Ashley Ann's Event Planning is located at 1419 South Main Street.
The Boulevard Bread Company
Boulevard Bread Company, founded in 1999, is dedicated to the art and craft of preparing world-class cuisine, artisan breads, European-style pastries, and authentic Italian-style coffee. We use only the best organic, seasonal, and locally grown products to support this endeavor. In addition, Boulevard Bread Company is committed to providing hard-to-find gourmet pantry items, artisan cheese, olives, and charcuterie to our customers.
Green is the Goal! Boulevard Bread Company is committed to being a "low-impact," environmentally friendly business! Toward that end, we buy everything from local sources when possible and support local farmers and sustainable agriculture. Most of our disposables are made from corn or potato by-products that are biodegradable and compostable. Our coffee is 100% fair trade and organic, we use earth-friendly cleaners, and we recycle glass, cardboard, aluminum, and plastics. Let's work together as a community to protect our land and our future
1417 S. Main St. • Little Rock, AR
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Norton Arts Incorporated
Norton Arts Incorporated specializes in fine art conservation and historical architectural preservation. The company was founded by Wendel and Elizabeth Norton in New York City in 1989 and now has a facility at 1206 Main Street.
The conservators at Norton Arts utilize time tested traditional methods while employing state of the art technology in their practice. Currently Norton Arts operates conservation facilities in North Arkansas, Little Rock, New York City, and San Francisco.
In addition to work on large-scale projects for clients ranging from universities to private collections, Norton Arts offers its services to individuals in the Little Rock area. The office on Main Street provides the community with a resource for art conservation and preservation. In addition to meeting with clients and receiving artwork for conservation at the Main Street facility, the Nortons showcase local artists at this location.
Once work is received it is transported to the conservation studio in northwest Arkansas. This facility is located on the historic family homestead, adjacent to the historic home built in the Ozark vernacular style dating back to 1837. After extensive renovation following the historic integrity of the structure, the home was placed on the historic register as a prime example of an Ozark farmstead in the vernacular style.
The Cave Creek studio follows the plan of the Cave Creek grange hall that was destroyed by a tornado in the 1970’s. This large, well lit space has a modern conservation facility and a well appointed art studio. Wendel Norton, head conservator of Norton Arts, has extensive experience in painting and sculpting. As a sculptor, Wendel works in ceramics and stone. His work includes large scale outdoor installations, visible around the family property, and smaller ceramic pieces. He is currently working on an edition of amphoras in the traditional Greek style.
Wendel and Elizabeth Norton both enjoy the excitement of the city tempered by time spent enjoying the deep peace of their family home. Norton Arts is dedicated to preserving the artistic and architectural heritage of the state and providing education to the community in the fields of fine art and art conservation.
The Green Corner Store
Have you stopped in The Green Corner Store yet? The store offers quality goods for your home and garden, personal care and pet care products, as well as a selection of hand crafted jewelry and art by local artisans. It's all fun, functional and eco-friendly. Some have been made from recycled materials, repurposed or reclaimed. They also have some non-perishable locally produced food products. The merchandise assortment is constantly expanding. The new baby care department has essentials for natural parenting including cloth diapers, baby carrier wraps, and lots more.
The personal care lines and cleaning products and are made with essential oils derived from natural plant sources, not synthetic chemicals. The Arkansas produced packaged foods are healthy and natural. The store has local raw honey, a tasty salsa made in small batches, loose herb tea blends, soup and baking mixes. They have a collection of colorful reusable water bottles made from food grade stainless steel so you can take them with you wherever you go.
The pet department has safe and durable toys, organic catnip, collars and leashes made from bamboo fiber, organic cotton dog beds and healthy treats. The pet grooming and pest control products are made without synthetic chemicals so, in addition to being effective, they are pleasant to use.
One of the most unique items in the store is the Sun Oven, just one of the ways the store encourages you to save energy. It's a great way to have a second oven in the backyard when you're entertaining. It's lightweight and portable, too, so you can easily take it with you camping.
The store features many local and regional products including organic cotton t-shirts with Arkansas map designs. You can support Southside Main Street Association by purchasing a 'So Cool SoMa' t-shirt. There are sizes for every member of the family. All proceeds benefit SoMa.
You can pick up a card, a live plant or scented candle for a last minute hostess gift. The store will help you put together a unique gift basket for a wedding, shower, birthday or house warming present, too. Gift certificates are also available.
You can send an email to email@example.com or call 374-1111 to find out about new merchandise arrivals, instore workshops, events, and other special offers.
Make sure to stop by for a visit with this unique, friendly merchant in our neighborhood.
The Green Corner Store at 1423 Main Street is open Mondays - Fridays from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm.
Piano Kraft is the place for you if you are shopping for a piano, needing a qualified tuner or have a piano which needs repair. The management team provides over 35 years experience.
America’s Low Price Drug Store located at the corner of 17th and S. Main. This store includes a full-service pharmacy, photo department and very nice retail store. The friendly staff at this store makes picking up prescriptions and doing a little shopping not only convenient but enjoyable. The store carries a wide-variety of items including cosmetics, cleaning supplies, seasonal items, beer, gift items, and candy. There is something for everyone!
1601 S. Main St. (Corner of 17th and Main) • Little Rock, AR
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Edward’s Food Giant
Edward’s is a large grocery store with hometown values and appeal. This location includes a bakery, a floral department and a great meat department. Let this Arkansas-owned company be your grocery store of choice.
1701 S. Main St • Little Rock, AR
Hours: Open Every day from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
ROMCO Drums/Rosen Music
1214 S. Main St. • Little Rock, AR
1201 S. Spring St. (Beyond Sonic on Broadway) • Little Rock, AR
Hours: Second Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) & Saturday (7a.m.- 1 p.m.) of each month