There's a new shop on South Perry. Summer Hightower has opened Veda Lux Boutique in the tiny little white house located right next to Lorien's windmill - the address is 1006 South Perry Street, and the hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"I've been looking at this space for years," Hightower said. "I grew up in the neighborhood, I went to Grant, and I still have my family living here."
Hightower's shop features an eclectic mix of vintage dresses, shoes and purses, as well as hair accessories and jewelry that she designs. "I've made jewelry for the past 12 years, everything I do is one of a kind," Hightower said, holding up a bridal veil.
Hightower will be at the Perry Street Farmers' Market this afternoon and she's got many plans for getting more artists into the neighborhood.
"I'd love to have First Friday come up here," said Hightower. "I'll host a garden party July 2, that's the next time there's First Friday. I'd love to have some artists here in my alley. It would be great."