If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to get creative this season and into the new year, I have the best news for you! AR Workshop Mt. Juliet offers instructor-led DIY sessions, private table bookings, and more. It is a safe and
comfortable environment that is inviting to people of all ages.

When asked what inspired AR Workshop Mt. Juliet’s owners to start their own business, the mother/daughter duo put it simply: the timing was right. Tina, with experience as a lawyer and Development Director for a private school, elaborated on how she and her daughter, Haley, made the risky decision to follow a dream they had for years. “Over the years, Haley and I would always talk about many different ideas from real estate to a clothing boutique but never knew exactly how and when we would make it all happen. As you can imagine with a 30 year age difference it seemed we were always on different timetables with school, careers, and family to think about owning a business together.”

Haley has a degree in Criminal Justice, just like her mother, Tina. She not only received this degree, but she also acquired her MBA. On top of it all, she got married in 2018 and was still motivated to take the plunge as one of the youngest business owners in Wilson County. “As her mother, I wanted her to enjoy her time as a college student and then a newlywed, but she was ready to get to work. So we began seriously considering what opportunities might be out there for a mother-daughter team that would also fill a void for the community of Wilson County and beyond.”

Ever since AR Workshop Mt. Juliet has been open since March 2019, Tina and Haley have brought so much light to our community. They have given us a welcoming environment to plan special events, unwind, and create. Their passion and determination is evident in the success they have had so far. “As we considered lots of areas as possibilities, there was one in particular that kept coming back to us. We looked into the possibility of purchasing an AR Workshop franchise, and the rest is history, as they say. There was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears for a few months before eventually opening our doors.”
However, Tina went on to explain, all of the hard work was worth the reward that came out on the other side. “There was something about having both a boutique retail space AND a place where guests of all ages could come create beautiful things made of wood, yarn, and other materials in a FUN environment that was a perfect fit for us. We definitely consider ourselves to be foodies.  Maybe that’s the reason our workshop sits between two popular restaurants (PDK and Burger Republic in the Providence Mt. Juliet area).

Amidst the pandemic that each business has had to rearrange and adjust to, AR Workshop Mt. Juliet wants all to know they are OPEN and doing business. They have created a safe and clean environment so that each and every visitor will stay healthy while having fun. Also, for creators who prefer to stay at home, they have started offering DIY TO GO Kits. Additionally, Tina and Haley have prepared special workshops available with many new never before seen designs. “Our calendar is filling up quickly for everything from team building
and family get-togethers to the ever-popular Birthday and Bachelorette workshops. Reserve your date NOW! Be sure to check out the calendar on our website for available dates or contact us to help plan the best workshop for your group.” Continuing throughout the winter season, AR Workshop has
tons of creative opportunities to ring in the new year and start 2021 off with a bang!

Tina and Haley wanted to offer special deals during this time, and they didn’t disappoint. Their doors are OPEN for business, so for those interested in coming in for in-person workshops, private parties as well as coming to take a class, public or private, are available. For those looking to stay home, they have provided the DIY To Go Kits as well. AR Workshop is the perfect place for all ages to plan a date night, birthday party, girl’s night, team building for the new year, corporate events, etc. They encourage guests to take full advantage of
any gift cards, and Wilson Living readers can also cut out the discount code included below to receive $10 off a regular workshop.

To contact Haley and Tina to book an event or inquire about creative opportunities, you can reach them by phone (615)-212-5676, by email @ mtjuliet@arworkshop.com, or visit their website @ arworkshop.com/mtjuliet

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