In an effort to get to know more about the people who make Round Rock such a great place to live, I am resurrecting a series I did years ago called “5 Questions With….” As I did in the past, I will be asking a few questions of interesting people of Round Rock – people who work hard behind the scenes, people who strive to make our city great, people who make fun events & places possible in our city, and just cool folks you need to know.
But I wanted to take it a step further and reach out to as many businesses owners in Round Rock as I can. I want to catch up with them to learn how their business is doing under these conditions. And see if & how we can help keep them in businesses. I think you will be happy to hear some of the unique ways that businesses have adapted to the changes or are making plans to offer new products and services once they do open.
Another fun clothing boutique in Round Rock that has been effected by the stay-at-home orders is Tammy Kay’s Boutique. Located off Sam Bass Road in West Round Rock, Tammy Kay’s in known for giving back to the community with fundraising events fro local schools and organizations.
Despite having to close her doors to walk-in customers, Tammy has continued to give back to the community. She organized a cereal drive, collecting over 80 boxes of breakfast cereal for local families.
Learn more about Tammy Kay’s Boutique and what they have been doing:
What is Tammy Kay’s Boutique?
Tammy Kay’s Boutique is a Women’s Clothing, Accessories and Gift Boutique. We have a variety of clothing options for any occasion & every woman’s body type. We sell sizes Small – 3xl. We also have a huge Shoe Department and a great selection of purses and jewelry. (and currently selling face mask with over 34 designs to choose from)
We sell lots of gifts with our biggest seller being Sweet Grace laundry detergent, soaps and candles followed by Mud pie and our funny wine glass selection.
What is the status of your business now?
Curbside and online shopping only. We are open 11-2pm Monday-Friday and 4-6:30pm on Wednesdays. (weekends by appointment only)
What do you miss most about your business?
I truly miss the interaction with my customers – I want to know that they are okay and healthy. Many have dropped off little notes and gifts which has been uplifting.
What are you currently doing with Tammy Kay’s Boutique?
We started our online website again and doing a little remodeling as well. The thing I am most proud of is I started a cereal drive and distributing them to families in need every Friday from 11-2pm which I plan to continue even after this pandemic. In just 3 days our wonderful customers donated over 80 boxes.
In the future we plan on having set hours!!!! I have always worked another job in addition to owning the Boutique so I made the hours around my work & children’s schedules so I could attend all their events. Now with only one child at home and retiring from my other job I am able to dedicate much more time to what I love and be open on a permanent schedule.
What has been a few of your favorite “at-home” activities during this time?
I wish I could say exercising, but I have been stress eating! I am a family person, so the time spent with my kids BBQing, hanging out and watching movies has been awesome.
Bonus – what’s the first thing you will do once the Stay-at-Home mandate is lifted?
I will go visit my parents in Hearne, Texas and give them a big ole’ hug.
Find Out How Other Round Rock Businesses Are Doing:
The Yogurt Experience’s Rebecca Darling
Mays Street Boutique’s Ashley Deli
My Party Palace’s Michelle Azuara
Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery’s Sabin Shrestha
Tammy Kay’s Boutique’s Tammy Munguia
Monster Mini Golf’s Brian & Amy Smith
The Dance Gallery’s Christine Hayes
Huntington Learning Center’s Tanuja Deo
Penfold Theatre Company
Craft & Racked Chris & Sara Freeman
Lifetime Vision Care’s Dr. Jennifer Khanh
Mathnasium of East RR’s Jennifer Faulkner
Paige’s Bakehouse – Paige Perry
The Rock/Alcove Cantina/The Flats’ Michelle Ly
Round Rock Dental Group’s Dr. Eric Hoffman
Love Barre’s Kristin Crawford
Hot Dog Marketing’s Jessica Scanlon
The Mirror & I’s Val Frazee
Renzi’s Tutoring & Guitar’s CJ & Tammy Renzi
If you are a small business who has been effected by the stay-at-home order, we’d love to hear from you to tell your story! Please email me at [email protected]