By Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – EnVision Eye Care & Optical Boutique at One University Place will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. The Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring the event, and Miss Jackson State University Mea Ashley will take part in the ceremony.
The optical boutique is located at 1100 John R. Lynch St, just steps away from the Jackson State University campus.
The shop is the third location for business owner and optometrist Dr. Tonyatta Hairston, who owns optical boutiques in Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood and in Magee.
“I thought the University Place location was a great opportunity for the students,” said Hairston, a Jackson native who graduated from Tougaloo College and the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. “And it’s an awesome location to serve the entire community.”
One University Place is a JSU-initiated real estate development that includes 78 luxury apartments above 22,000 square feet of prime retail space. The $18 million building is the largest private real estate development west Jackson has seen in 30 years.
Jackson State University alum Dr. Chaka Norwood is the staff optometrist at EnVision Eye Care’s One University Place location. The new boutique offers walk-in or scheduled appointments, accepts the JSU Supercard and is currently offering 25 percent off eye exams, glasses and sunglasses. The shop carries designer frames including Gucci, RayBan, Nike, Carrera and Versace.
Located next door to the newly opened Gallery 1 at One University Place, EnVision Eye Care is the second of four new businesses in the development. The other retailers include Royal Bleau Women’s Boutique, Gallery 1, and the Penguin restaurant, which is slated to open later in the fall.
EnVision Eye Care & Optical Boutique is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and offers extended hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. To contact the boutique, call 601-487-6812.