Business is blossoming in Downtown Albany " three new shops are planting their seeds in the developing area.
Inside Verge, located on Washington Street, will be Organic Charms and Bella Donna Handbags: Both owned by Albany State students.
Organic Charms offers eco-chic jewelry made with natural products, owned by Dee and Melvin Harris from Albany State.
Bella Donna Handbags are hand-designed with unique buttons and trinkets. The one-of-a-kind purses are made by Sonique O TMNeal, Marketing major at Albany State University.
At 111 South Jackson " across the street from Jackson Street Antiques " will be Global Essence. The store is owned by Albany Tech GOAL Winner Patrick Jenkins.