Six New Businesses To Support In Mercer County 

Last updated: August 18, 2023

Step into a world of local innovation and creativity with six budding businesses in Mercer County! From charming boutiques to nostalgic storefronts, these up-and-coming establishments offer a unique blend of offerings that truly capture the spirit of our community. 

Sister Wicks Candle Company

Sister Wicks Candle Company specializes in an array of well-crafted products, including wax melts, wax bars, candles, room sprays, oil diffusers and accessories. Indulge in the luxurious aromas of their Bakery Collection, featuring enticing scents like maple butter cheesecake and raspberry muffins. For relief from headaches or sinus discomfort, explore their range of aromatherapy candles. Additionally, Sister Wicks sell Squeezies, which are known as the new generation of wax melts. Sold in liquid form, Squeezies yield twice the fragrance potency of traditional melts. 

Crafted in West Virginia using pure coconut wax, all of the products are vegan, cruelty-free and handmade. Conveniently place your order through their website, with both delivery and pickup options available. You can also visit their store located at 1603 Bland Street in Bluefield. The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

BeYoutiful Things Baby Boutique

BeYoutiful Things Baby Boutique is a one-stop shop for your babies! This adorable baby boutique offers a comprehensive range of clothing, tailored to infants from newborns to 14 months, encompassing both everyday wear and stylish pageant ensembles. The store’s commitment extends to providing a variety of NICU and preemies essentials, as well. The boutique also sells Warmies, little stuffed animals filled with lavender beads, designed to be warmed in the microwave. These gentle companions offer relaxation and joy to your babies. 

BeYoutiful Things Baby Boutique is located at 809 Mercer Street in Princeton. The boutique is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

CSC’s Candle Bakery

CSC’s Candle Bakery is a locally handmade candle production and gift shop. This dynamic husband and wife team personally manufactures all of the candles in-store. Beyond candles, you’ll find a delightful assortment of wax melts, car diffusers and complementary accessories.  A standout feature of CSC’s Candle Bakery is their mastery of hyper-realistic dessert-inspired candles, including milkshakes, cereals, cookies, candy bars and more. All these exquisite creations are meticulously handcrafted using pure soy wax.

Place your orders online or visit their store, located at 1301 Mercer Street in Princeton. The store is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Downtown Merchants

Downtown Merchants is a vibrant hub dedicated to showcasing the ingenuity and creativity of local small businesses. The store is home to a diverse collective of more than 35 local vendors, each contributing their distinct talents. Explore an eclectic array of treasures, including an assortment of rocks and crystals, boutique clothing, fine art, handmade crafts, artisanal pottery and other unique goods. 

Downtown Merchants is located at 704 Bland Street in Bluefield. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The Emporium

Children, hobbyists and fans of all things nostalgia can get their fill at The Emporium. The store offers an extensive range of products, including RC vehicles, die-cast models, sentimental train collections and other novelties. Additionally, The Emporium sells kayaks, bikes and a range of gear and accessories. As passionate collectors, the store also enthusiastically buys collections, valuing the treasures you hold dear. The Emporium is located at 921 Mercer Street in Princeton. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Magnolia on Jefferson

Finding the right gift is made easy with Magnolia on Jefferson. The store features a curated selection of gifts including floral arrangements, housewares, holiday decor, gourmet foods and more. The floral creations at Magnolia on Jefferson are a blend of innovation and elegance. Embrace seasonal trends, explore refrigerated and pantry foods and find the perfect present, whether you’re planning ahead or seeking last-minute inspiration.

Magnolia on Jefferson is located at 1711 Jefferson Street in Bluefield. Visit their website or call to order flower arrangements and receive same-day delivery in Princeton, Bluefield and surrounding areas. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


As we approach each business’ one-year anniversary, let’s come together to show our support for these local gems. Stepping into Mercer County businesses is more than just a transaction; it’s a commitment to nurturing our community. Spread the love and check out our complete list of stores and restaurants throughout the area.