Beignets to boutiques: What businesses opened in Hattiesburg in April?

Several new businesses ranging from a beignet shop to a health care clinic opened their doors in Hattiesburg in April.

Here is what to know about newly opened businesses in the area.

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Mo'Bay Beignet Co.

Traditional New Orleans Style Beignets
Traditional New Orleans Style Beignets

Mo'Bay Beignet Co. opened April 29 at 2902 Hardy St., across from Southern Miss.

It is a Mobile-based pastry shop franchise specializing in beignets made using a family recipe.

The beignets are served with buttercream and cinnamon syrups, and the syrup and beignet mix are available for purchase online. The pastry shop also serves coffee.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For information call 601-336-5395.

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A new Chick-fil-A location opened in the Hub City April 29 inside Forrest General Hospital. People who attended opening day were given free food and coupons.

It is the city's fourth Chick-fil-A location, with one located on the Southern Miss campus, one in Turtle Creek Mall and one on U.S. 98.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Open Arms Healthcare Center

Open Arms Healthcare Center opened for business April 28 at 1711 Hardy St.

The clinic specializes in preventative health care, behavioral health, family planning, social services, STD testing and telehealth. It is designed to provide underserved and underrepresented populations with health care in a safe environment.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For information, call 601-582-0031.

Serene Oral Surgery

On April 22 Serene Oral Surgery opened at 6747 U.S. 98. The grand opening featured music, food and drinks.

The business offers dental implants, advanced bone grafting, full-arch implants and nightguards. Serene Oral Surgery is a member of the Area Development Partnership.

For information, call 601-337-3822.

Elegant Creations Salon and Boutique

Elegant Creations Salon and Boutique opened its doors at its new location at 2611 Lincoln Road on April 9 with a celebration featuring refreshments, drinks and live music.

The shop specializes in hair care, style and client wellness.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The business is closed Sundays.

For information call 601-307-0216.

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Except4Grace Christian Bookstore and Gift Gallery

Located at 4 Preston St., Sumrall, Except4Grace Christian Bookstore and Gift Gallery hosted its grand opening April 4.

It specializes in Bibles, Christian books, church supplies and gifts.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. For information call 601-837-5126.

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