Local Businesses of Macon

Macon, Georgia is full of opportunities for small owners to start up their own businesses. The Prado at Forsyth is a shopping center located off Forsyth Rd. and has many local businesses established in it. Three stores located in this shopping center are Yvonne’s Natural Market, Head Over Heels, and Rumor Boutique, which each have different products that add a unique variety to this mall.

Outside of Yvonne’s Natural Market on Feb. 6, 2023. Photo taken by Haleigh Dearden.

Yvonne Mourfield, owner of Yvonne’s Natural Market. “We’re here to help people get what they need as far as nutrition. We have organic food, natural food. Come check us out!”

Outside of Head Over Heels on Feb. 6, 2023. Photo taken by Haleigh Dearden.

Ashley Pyron, owner of Head Over Heels. “We try to find brands you don’t see everywhere else. We have something for everybody. My mom and I go together to do the buying. There’s shoes here for people in her age group, there’s shoes in my age group. We try to find something for everybody in all price points.”

Outside of Rumor Boutique on Feb. 6, 2023. Photo taken by Haleigh Dearden.

Co-Owners of Rumor Boutique, Ashley Johnson (left) and Judy Smith (right), outside of store on Aug. 25, 2022. Photo taken by Melissa Alday.

“When I was growing up, I kind of in my mind when I went off to college thought it would be really cool to have a boutique. Didn’t know if I would ever really do it but I went to school for fashion merchandising and got an internship at a boutique in Atlanta and my love for retail grew from there. I moved back home and decided to open a store.” – Ashley Johnson