Welcome to Old Town Bay St. Louis!
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Our authentic character, historic buildings, and friendly folks are just a few of the reasons why Budget Travel Magazine named us one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America" in 2013. And Coastal Living Magazine named Bay St. Louis one of the top ten small beach towns in the country in 2010! Explore Old Town using the menu above - or check out quick links to individual merchants below. Come play for a day, you may want to stay!
Second Saturday Artwalk
Use the alphabetical list below or search by category from the menu bar above to learn more about members of the Old Town Merchants Association!
News with A Twist in The Bay!
New Free Trolley Service in Old Town
It runs Thurs - Sundays and makes stops throughout Old Town. The entire route will take approximately 40 minutes round trip.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday trolley service will extend through the evening hours from 5pm to 10pm.
The trolley also accepts bicyclists. It features a drop-down bike rack in the front that will carry two bikes.
Click here for route map, schedule and more details!
BSL Makes "Best Of!"
Recently, Bay St. Louis was one of only twelve Mississippi locations to be selected for the "Official Best Of Mississippi" feature. Nominees underwent a rigorous selection process. See why we were chosen "Best Pleasure Seeker's Paradise" below!
Second Saturday "Hot Spots"
stay "Hot" all month!
Antique Maison Ulman
Antiques and Tearoom
317 Ulman Avenue
To celebrate their Hot Spot status, the Englishmen Band will perform at Antique Maison Ulman from 5-7:30 p.m. Complementary refreshments will be served.
Just a couple of blocks off Main Street is the second antique mall opened in Bay St. Louis by enthusiastic curiosity hunters Ed and Sylvia Young. The New Orleans natives have been in the furniture and antique business for decades. Nine years ago, they opened their first antiques business, Antique Maison, at 111 North Second Street.
If you haven’t been there yet or haven’t explored it lately, this Second Saturday on November 14 from 4-8 pm is a great time to check out the Youngs’ newest antique mall, opened just last year. With live music inside, complimentary delectables from the Tea Room lunch restaurant, and freshly baked pretzel samples from master baker Pablo Paz of ASAP Soft Pretzels in New Orleans, you are invited to tea!
The large gallery space winds through attractively displayed booths of antiques, handmade furniture, home decor items, art pieces, jewelry, and nostalgia and vintage collectibles from numerous vendors and artists. A cavernous, covered Quonset hut attached to the main building is full of even more antique indoor and outdoor furniture, shabby-chic articles, and garden items.
The unique Tea Room, the first of its kind in Bay St. Louis, is located in two daintily decorated rooms in the middle of the antique mall. It serves fresh quality food and a wide variety of teas at reasonable prices. The menu features quiches, scones with lemon curd and desserts, as well as hearty lunch items such as homemade soups and gumbo, chicken or shrimp salads, and roast beef or roasted turkey sandwiches.
With its lace-doily embellished tablecloths, antique dining tables and chairs, vintage china plates and glassware, and nostalgic 1940s-era music, the Tea Room takes the visitor back to earlier, more genteel times, hearkening to the days from which many of the store’s antiques originated.
Moreover, the Antique Maison Ulman hosts an exciting auction in its Quonset Hut on the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m., with previews beginning after 4 p.m.
As everything from fine antiques to fun knick-knacks will be offered up during the auction, family and friends should all be able to find something that appeals, and join in the fun of bidding. Attendance is free, and all ages are welcome (although bidders must be 18 or older).
The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Tea Room serves lunch Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is also available for private parties, bridal showers, club meetings and other special events. (Call for reservations for parties of six or more.) For more information about the auctions, or for dealer inquiries for consignment of merchandise, call Sylvia Young at (228) 344-3128, send her an email, or visit www.antiquemaison.com.
The Shoe Boutique
inside Maggie May’s Art and Gift Gallery
126 Main Street
The Shoe Boutique presents live music by The BSL Trio at Maggie May’s this Second Saturday, with complimentary refreshments and discounted Aerosoles.
This retail ladies’ shoes and accessories store, tucked away by the sunny front window along the long ambling hallways at Maggie May’s Art and Gift Gallery at 126 Main, may not be the largest shop in Old Town, but it just may be the best place to find the perfect ladies’ shoes in Bay St. Louis. And just in time for the festive holiday parties of the Christmas season! After all, if your shoes are cute enough, you can conquer the world, right?
At its current Old Town Bay St. Louis location since February 2015, the store displays a large variety of styles and sizes of women’s shoes, handbags, and other accessories. One can find styles for all ages, from ballerina slippers to cowboy boots, and even glitzy metallic fleur-de-lis-embellished mules and flip-flops! Brands include Lucky Brand, Volatile, Yellow Box and Van Eli. Matching accessories like purses, hats, scarves, tote bags and beachwear are displayed with and complement the footwear.
You can never take too much care with what you put on your feet, and at the Shoe Boutique, the shoes are selected to be as comfortable as they are eye-catching. Owners Bill and Joyce Whitfield have been retailers on the Gulf Coast since 1984, when they bought a store in Gulfport. They have been selling shoes here in Bay St. Louis for over fifteen years, with previous locations at Marketown Plaza and at Hancock Square on Highway 190.
A far cry from shoe shopping in a retail mall, the Shoe Boutique offers the personal and attentive service that Bay St. Louis shoppers love. Joyce carefully selects each item she stocks with three criteria in mind: style, comfort and affordability.
Check out the Shoe Boutique this Second Saturday on November 14, 4-8 p.m. Live music and refreshments will be provided, and the boutique will offer a 20% discount on any Aerosoles brand.
You never know, a good pair of shoes could change your life (or just your attitude) — ask Cinderella! For more information, call Joyce Whitfield at (228) 467-7750 or (228) 216-3742.
Bay Featured In News With A TWIST!
Coolest in the South!
In Budget Travel Magazine's annual contest, Bay St. Louis was chosen as one of the top three Coolest Small Towns in the country for 2013 - and we ranked above other Southern contenders by a long shot. That makes us the Coolest Small Town in the South by our way of thinking and gives us major bragging rights! So start bragging! Here's the link to the whole article. Share it with friends and business associates. To read the article in Budget Travel On-line, click here!