Searcy will be making room for a new eatery that offers a unique menu to customers and an aesthetic atmosphere that will draw in an audience. Savor + Sip is an upcoming creperie and coffeehouse opening between Jan. 25 and 27.
Owner and Searcy native, Amelia Brackett, is an entrepreneur — she has always dreamed of starting her own business. A common question arises: why did Brackett choose Searcy?
“My family moved to Searcy about 10 years ago, so it is some place I’ve seen grow a lot in a relatively short period of time,” Brackett said. “Five years ago, a lot of places that are now favorites did not exist, and I want to add to the list of great local businesses the town loves so much.”
Crepes are not a familiar dish to Searcy, but they have been a long-time favorite for Brackett’s family.
“Crepes have actually always been something my family has made,” Brackett said. “Once the idea was hatched, it seemed like something that I should have thought of a long time ago.”
According to Brackett, Savor + Sip will also serve a variety of loose-leaf teas, salads, sandwiches and house-made desserts. The restaurant will provide people with a great place to eat, drink and study. A room known as “the lounge” will contain a large amount of natural lighting and give people the option to relax on couches and cushioned chairs.
“I think Savor + Sip will be a great new place to hang out for college students and Searcy locals alike,” employee junior Hannah Reed said. “One specific thing I am excited for is that it’s open on Sundays, and it stays open as late as Harding curfew.”
Additionally, rather than tipping employees, Savor + Sip will give customers the option of donating by rounding up their change. Four times a year, Savor + Sip will give total donations to local organizations that help those in need.
“I would say that one of the things I anticipate most, as far as the menu goes, is the crepes,” senior Caleb Russell said. “That’s a pretty unique thing, and we don’t have something quite like that in town, so I’m really looking forward to that. I’m really excited to see Amelia’s business do well and to enjoy the crepes and maybe a little bit of coffee.”
Savor + Sip is located at 110 North Spring St. on the square. Stay updated with the restaurant by following @savorandsip_searcy on Instagram or Savor + Sip on Facebook.