Scout Southern Market celebrates grand opening

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By Lanier Laney

Ann and Corey Higgins, who moved to Beaufort from San Francisco less than a year ago, put a lot of hard work into refurbishing a downtown storefront and have just opened a wonderful new store at 709 Bay Street, between Scott and Carteret streets.

Scout owners Corey and Ann Higgins
Scout owners Corey and Ann Higgins

Scout Southern Market & Sweet Tea Bar specializes in Southern-made products that capture the spirit of the contemporary Southern lifestyle. The store carries home décor, custom furniture, lighting, jewelry, gifts and gourmet foods that appeal to both locals and visitors looking to bring home a piece of Southern style. They also offer a delicious assortment of Southern snacks and beverages at the Sweet Tea Bar  — the perfect place to send out-of-town guests this summer.

Says Ann Higgins, “We want to thank everyone who came downtown last Saturday evening to meet Scout Southern Market. It was a wonderful night and we were thrilled to see everyone enjoying the store and taking turns lounging on the day bed! It was our way of saying thank you to all those who gave us inspiration, advice and support in making our vision a reality.

While the beauty of the Sea Islands drew us here, it is the welcoming people of Beaufort and the amazing friendships that make it such a special home.

At Scout Southern Market, we strive to celebrate the Southern lifestyle and there is no better place to regale in the glory of southern grace than Beaufort, South Carolina.”

Here are some pics from the grand opening for you: