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Jul 11

Five Locally Owned Shops to Check Out This Weekend

Posted on July 11, 2023 at 3:11 PM by Claire Rodgers

Liberty is full of amazing, locally owned businesses, so it can be hard to choose which one to visit first! Here's a preview of five unique to Liberty businesses to check out this weekend!

More Excuses Boutique

Looking to spice up your wardrobe? Check out More Excuses: A Women’s Boutique! Located at 2 N. Main St., More Excuses is the product of two friends, Cindy and Susan. The pair decided to open a shop after they grew tired of having to shop a different store and pay different prices while shopping together. The store carries exclusive apparel for sizes small to 3XL! What makes this even better is the price is the same no matter the size!

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For more information about More Excuses: A Women’s Boutique, check out their website!

Whiteside Jewelry

Treat the ones you love, or even yourself, to the gift of beautiful jewelry. Whether it’s for an anniversary, birthday or just because – Whiteside Jewelry is your place to find perfection.

Whiteside Jewelry

Located at 16 E. Franklin St., this store has been in business since 1898 and has been part of downtown Liberty since 1906. No matter what your jewelry needs are, Whiteside Jewelry has what you covered, including:


    Jewelry repair

    Custom design jewelry

    Watch repairs


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Next time you’re in the market for jewelry, make sure to check out Whiteside Jewelry. Browse their website for more information about the services and products they provide.

3Halves Brew Pub & BBQ

Needing some good KC Style BBQ? What about some locally brewed beer? If you answered yes to either of those, this is your sign to stop by 3Halves Brew Pub & BBQ located at 110 E. Kansas St.

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Throughout the year, 3Halves has a list of staple beers available, but they also provide one-off beers to enjoy for a limited time. The best part is you can purchase cases of your favorite to take home and enjoy later!

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Now for the part you’ve been waiting for – the BBQ! Sandwiches, meat plates, loaded fries and so much more. Share with the table or get an individual meal, either way, make sure to try some of the best BBQ in Liberty! For a full menu and to order online, visit their website.

Bittersweet Apothecary

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon smelling homemade soap and browsing home décor, skin care products and so much more at Bittersweet Apothecary. Located at 111 N. Water St. in a Century Home, Bittersweet has been around for the past 26 years.

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This shop also offers customers the chance to create their own scented body essentials to make it unique to you! Once you try the handmade soaps (produced locally by shop owner, Jill McDowell Lincoln), you won't want to use anything else! 

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For more information about Bittersweet Apothecary or to purchase products online, visit their website!


Looking for a cute boutique to spruce up your wardrobe and home décor with faith filled messages? Stop by Etch Life located just off the historic downtown Liberty square at 14 W. Kansas St.


This cozy shop is home to a variety of different inspiring, creative and cute products for you and your kids to wear, display and gift to others! Stop in to browse, you never know what you may find. Journals, clothing, home décor or even care packages – Etch Life has you covered! Browse their website for a full list of products!


Treat yourself to a day full of shopping and dining at one, or all, of these five locally owned businesses! You never know what treasures are waiting for you in store.

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