Aud’s & En’s in the Grove was named for our owner, Audra Bailey and her daughter Ellyn. Ellyn named the store and did a wonderful job! We think the name is just corny enough to work!
Audra is an attorney with offices in Farmington and Prairie Grove. She practices real estate, estate planning, criminal and corporate law. After years of collecting antiques she decided to turn her hobby into a store. Everyone working here is personally connected in some way to our family. We consider our employees family. The store has certainly been a collective effort.
The store is full of Vendors we think are wonderful. Our Vendors have antiques, flea market items, junk, clothing (new and gently worn) and everything in between. As our name suggests, it’s a store of Odds and Ends. You never know what you will find when you visit.
Our first home was a building with rich history here in Prairie Grove. The building was built in 1912 and first occupied by Citizen’s Bank. “Citizen’s Bank” was written on the concrete panel on the front of the building. About 1915, First National Bank purchased Citizen’s Bank and moved into this building. In 1929 First National consolidated with Farmer’s State Bank, which was located on the corner, and the name changed to Farmers & Merchants Bank. This building later housed Clark’s Jewelry and then in 1957, a flower shop run by Charles & Colleen Knowles. The flower shop changed hands a few times beginning in the mid-70s. Since that time it has housed an art gallery, a flea market and our first store.
Building on the success of that store, we purchased our current building located across from Battlefield Park in Prairie Grove. This locations gives us the opporuntity to feature the many unique and interesting vendors in our area.
Please browse, buy, make yourselves at home, but most of all, please tell your friends about our little store in “The Grove.”