9 bodegas to check out now at Midtown Auburn

Bodegas At Midtown
Charming courtyard at the Bodegas. Photo via The Bodegas at Midtown Facebook

Midtown is one of Auburn’s newest live-work developments. One of it’s best components—the bodegas. These adorable pop-up shops are owned by small businesses local to Auburn and offer a wide variety of goods and services. Read on to get the most out of these 10×10 foot shops.

1. The Grazer Co.

The Grazer Co.
Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

It’s no secret that charcuterie has taken society by storm, and Grazer Co. specializes in grazing boxes, boards and tables. Shop this trendy for all your event-planning needs.

2. Ross House Coffee

Ross House
Delicious strawberry smoothie from Ross House. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

Ross House Coffee, an Auburn staple, is a go-to shop to grab a delicious latte, cinnamon roll, or my personal favorite, the strawberry smoothie.

3. The Cup and Saucer

The Cup &Amp; Saucer
Boxed salad served at The Cup and Saucer. Photo via The Bodegas at Midtown’s Facebook

Sharing a storefront with Ross House, The Cup and Saucer provides fresh to-go meals as well as catering. All meals are made from scratch with fresh ingredients—just stop in, grab and go!

4. DermaLAB

Sarah Wilson, Dermalab
DermaLAB owner, Sarah Wilson. Photo via the Bodegas at Midtown’s Facebook

DermaLAB is owned and operated by Sarah Wilson, registered nurse and licensed esthetician, so you know you’re in good hands. She provides customers with in-house facial treatments and luxury skincare products. So dreamy!

5. Build-A-Bride Auburn

Build-A-Bride storefront. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

Build-A-Bride is an intimate bridal boutique by Heidi Elnora, well-known wedding dress designer. Stop by this bodega to become one of the “loveliest brides on the plains.”

6. Our Home and Closet

Our Home And Closet
Our Home and Closet Bodega. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

Local pharmacy, Our Home Pharmacy Inc., created this shopping and retail storefront. As you probably guessed, this bodega sells stylish goods for your home and closet.

7. Frou Frou

Frou Frou Flowers
Tasteful loral arrangement by Frou Frou. Photo via The Bodegas at Midtown’s Facebook

Jess Burkhart is the florist behind Frou Frou. Her elegant floral designs are seen in weddings and events across the country.

8. Designer Hair Salon

Designer Hair Salon
Bailey Reid, owner and stylist at Designer. Photo via The Bodegas at Midtown’s Facebook

We all know there’s nothing better than a great hairdresser, so book an appointment with Bailey Reid, an Auburn University student and owner of Designer Hair Salon. Bailey specializes in women’s cuts and colors as well as special occasion hair and makeup, along with men’s cuts and grooming.

9. Lily Jane Boutique

Lily Jane Boutique
Lily Jane storefront. Photo via Maggie Dazzio for The Bama Buzz

Auburn apparel merchandising alum Sarah Jane Levine created Lily Jane Boutique her sophomore year of college and has been thriving in the bodega since 2020. Known for its iconic earring wall, the boutique carries the trendiest accessories, clothes and more.

The Bodegas at Midtown Auburn, supporting local one pop-up at a time!

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Maggie Dazzio
Maggie Dazzio
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