Final boutique of the year (we think) opens in downtown Rome: The basic look of Woodford Clothing — especially the interior — is drawing great reviews from customers who already have stopped by at 13 E. Third Ave. adjacent to the Lofts condo project. Jennifer Holloway Moore has put a lot of work into the fine clothing store and it shows. Woodford Clothing is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sundays. Website / Facebook
About the boutiques: We’ve seen a slew of them open on or off Broad Street this year. Each is a bit different than the other. They still don’t outnumber downtown restaurants — but they’re gaining.