ARTICLE: Opry Originals Ribbon Cutting

Downtown Nashville has added a new retail store which combines a flair of country music history with the new contemporary lifestyles of the visitors to the honky tonk district with OPRY ORIGINALS: The Shop on Broadway. On April 20th a star studded celebration took place during the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

The customary ribbon was replaced with a custom designed rhinestone-studded ribbon created and designed by Manny Cuevas, son of Manuel, clothier to the stars. Grand Ole Opry member, Little Jimmy Dickens held the honor of cutting the ribbon, assisted by Mayor Karl Dean. Other dignitaries on hand at the event to mark the official opening of Opry Originals were Gaylord Entertainment’s Colin Reed and Steve Buchanan as well as Ralph Schulz; President of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
(Photo Above: L - R Manny Cuevas, Little Jimmy Dickens and Manuel)

Opry Originals: The Shop On Broadway is located at 300 Broadway in the heart of downtown. Items to be included will celebrate the Opry lifestyle with a custom designed clothing line by Manny Cuevas and his father Manuel. Visitors to the store will also be able to find special gifts, local artist items, Opry Country kitchen line of food products, as well as dinnerware and home furnishings, along with many of the souvenier items found at the original Grand Ole Opry Shop.

Nashville is known as Music City, and a store with an association with the Grand Ole Opry would not be complete without including artist in-store appearances and opportunities for book and record signings. Grand Opening week book included signings by author Kay West, and famed photographer Jim McGuire and also featured in-store appearances by Point of Grace, Manny Cuevas and Lorrie Morgan.

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