Hi there! We are John & Jo Williams (Owners) We have known each other for many years but reconnected in 2011 and fell in love! We blended our familes on December 17, 2011 and have been happily juggling the crazy ever since! Together we have 5 amazing kids and one fabulous Son-in-Law. We BOTH have a great love for family, friends, fashion and fun!
Meet Rusty, he is one of a kind and makes a great photo op! Rusty was designed and created by Carter Toups (at age 13 Carter made Rusty as a project for his 6th grade Art class during Covid 2020 quarantine)
After 18 years of loving this beautiful building on the Downtown Square as a family, it was finally Jo's turn to create something fun in the space. That is when the idea of Merk & Tilley's came to life, a fun play on the word Mercantile. We began in two small rooms on June 29th, 2019. Since then we have expanded and taken over the entire first floor!
We have enjoyed the journey every step of the way! Our goal was to create Small Town Charm, while bringing in Big City Appeal. We have found some amazing brands to date and we hope to continue bringing in new familiar favorites. As we grow we are constantly on the hunt for new companies, fun finds and products to stay up on current trends!
We are excited to continue growing the space! We officially opened THE MARKET at Merk & Tilley's (see THE MARKET tab) upstairs in early May 2021. This is an exciting addition to the shopping experience with a variety of vendors and products. It is a retail market with established brands and multiple small businesses.