Bellevue Mercantile Co. is a store which opened in a former delivery truck. Focusing on home and lifestyle goods, the truck will open on select weekends in the spring, summer, and fall months in Bellevue and other communities surrounding the Mississippi River town.
The name Mercantile was chosen as a way to invoke the feelings of nostalgia and simplicity of a different era. The Mercantile will also serve as an opportunity for local businesses and artisans. Some of the businesses and artisans who will have products for sale at the Mercantile include Mighty Miss Designs, Vintage Sisters, Ballinahina Designs, Joslyn Zimmermann, Placke Organic Milk Soap, Naturals for You, Bella Vintag, and more.
Each month, the Mercantile will select a non-profit to receive 100% of the proceeds of their canvas totes. For the month of April, that non-profit was the Red Basket Project of Jackson County.
Taylor Cummings, owner of the Mercantile, lives in Bellevue with her husband, Shawn, owner of Cummings Construction Inc., as well as their two small children.