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Miss Emma's Dining Room

First & Green Celebrations, on the Square in Grenada’s Downtown Historic District, is delighted to announce the opening of its newest space, Miss Emma’s Dining Room, right next door at 85 First Street on October 1st, 2017. Miss Emma’s joins First & Green’s Main Hall & Loft and The Courtyard to complement their available space for celebrations, meetings, and other events.

Deborah Bailey, owner and operator of the catering hall, observed that “Since First & Green Celebrations opened in early 2015, we have been thrilled to have helped with 117 events, a great mix of wedding and family reunion related as well as private parties, corporate meetings and First & Green hosted events. We have received a good deal of demand for space for smaller events such as bridal or baby showers, smaller dinners, birthday parties and meetings. We hope Miss Emma’s will be popular for those occasions.”

Miss Emma’s Dining Room is located in the ground floor of what was most recently Whitaker Furniture. Mrs. Bailey’s company, Prevail Investments LLC, purchased the building when Whitaker’s closed and the owners retired. The new space adds approximately 2000 square feet to First & Green’s existing 5000 square feet of event space, and will be served by the same kitchen. Miss Emma’s adds even more versatility to the attractive event and catering complex.

A new roof, new flooring, and fresh paint have been added, along with expanded changing and rest room space for guests. “Miss Emma’s, named for Coley Bailey’s mother, has a lot to live up to. Miss Emma was the picture of gentility, a Southern lady to her lovely toes. We hope that our clients and their guests love the new space as we do, and that Miss Emma is watching with pride and a smile.” says Deborah.

The First & Green in house catering team led by Deborah Bailey will provide the same high quality food and customized menus clients and guests expect at First & Green, and we can provide the same bar services. We also hope that small people will enjoy using Miss Emma’s for birthday parties, and for them we off non alcoholic punch and are exploring some exciting new game technology.

Miss Emma’s is now taking reservations. If you are interested in reserving the space please contact us.

About First & Green Celebrations: First & Green Celebrations is a full service catering hall and event space located at 97 First Street in Grenada, MS. Built in 1867, the building was home first to Doak’s and later Grenada Hardware, and provided not only tools and materials but many colorful memories over its almost 150 as a hardware store.

Purchased by Prevail in 2013, the building was renovated top to toe and in 2016 was recognized by Mississippi Heritage Trust for the quality of the restoration. Since opening in 2015, First & Green Celebrations has been awarded the Couples’ Choice Award by Wedding Wire in both 2016 and 2017, in recognition of the consistently high reviews it has received for delicious food, a lovely ambience, and warm and gracious service.

Deborah and ColeyAbout Prevail Investments LLC Prevail Investments is owned by Coley and Deborah Bailey. In addition to its holdings in early stage companies and other real estate, Prevail purchased and fully renovated its first commercial property in 2007. In 2013, it purchased 9 additional buildings and began renovating them, and in 2014 those properties and approximately 90 others were, based on Deborah Bailey’s nomination, placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2017, Prevail purchased the Whitaker Furniture properties. Mrs. Bailey is deeply involved in efforts to reinvent the heart of Grenada, the Grenada Downtown Historic District, as a vital area offering varied arts and entertainment opportunities, an attractive mixture of  residential options, and food and beverage offerings.

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