Strong. This word immediately fills my mind when I consider Baldwyn. We are a quaint, tiny town situated between hot spots in Tupelo and Corinth that makes up for the lack of geographical area in the size of our resolute grassroots strength.
Owning a business here did not come through a conventional route for me. I grew up spending days and summers at the car lot my dad, Ricky Newby, owned at Newby’s Used Cars. As I got older, I fell into helping him out there and fell in love with the little town his business thrived on and still does today. While I appreciate where it’s situated, the people in Baldwyn and the surrounding area are like no others.
Those ties got much stronger when I met my husband, Ricky and married him in 2017. He was born and raised here and believes in Baldwyn. He is in his third term as Alderman so we knew we wanted to pour ourselves even more into our town. We wanted to show my three boys what community is all about as well as hard work and building from the bottom up.
That desire became our reality three years ago when I got the opportunity to purchase The Tin Roof situated in the heart of the Downtown District. The Tin Roof is a quaint but bustling boutique that caters to Mississippi made products with a touch of others thrown in the mix to be the perfect gift and home decor one stop shop. Weddings, birthdays, and “just because” occasions are the very reasons to stop by and see our shop busting with pottery thrown in Mississippi at Etta B Pottery and jewelry Mississippi made by Victoria Lynn and Earth Grace. A local artist, BlackBerry Bottom, supplies us with all the home decor we could ever want with a farmhouse feel. We round things off with our sauces from Hotty Toddy BBQ and custom tees made in house. If a customer can dream it, we tend to believe we can create it for them on our tees.
The Tin Roof stands on the strength of Baldwyn and the people of it. We take pride in supporting our community, schools, and the people.
“It’s no shock Jenna is thriving with her downtown business – The Tin Roof. She and Ricky have invested in Baldwyn because it pulls at their heart strings. I’ve witnessed how much they love Baldwyn and the local residents. It’s a joy to have them in the downtown and we look for their growth to continue,” said Lori Tucker, Baldwyn Main Street Chamber Director.
“What we believe in is what we want to grow in. Our faith, family and friends that surround us gives us the resolve to stand together with Baldwyn and be part of the thriving, flourishing community,” Massengill said.” There’s no place like home…home at The Tin Roof! Come see us in downtown Baldwyn @ 114 West Main Street.”
For information on becoming a member of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber, call 662-365-1050.