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Meet the Merchant: Sue Smith of Misty Mountain Designs

July 26, 2017

This week's "Meet the Merchant" featuring Historic Downtown Bristol business: Misty Mountain Designs!

Misty Mountain Designs
524 State Street
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 646-1557

How did Misty Mountain Designs come about?
My ex and I started Misty Mountain as a way to afford to live here and build our home in the Tri-Cities.

Are you a Bristol native? If not, what brought you to Bristol?
No, originally my ex and I are both from Maryland. We purchased land in Mendota after visiting a friend with a home here in 1993. We built our house and moved in August of 1998 and opened Misty Mountain as a kiosk that October.

Tell us about your family! Kids? Dogs? Cats?
I adopt all of my customers and friends as my kids. I have one cat named Dolly Parton and one dog named Johnny Cash. I lost my other pets, Bella Fleck and Jerry Garcia, to cancer a year apart.

Outside of your business, what are your other passions?
I love hiking, supporting other local businesses, and chasing the music that I love.

Bristol Favorites
Favorite Bristol restaurant: From Machiavelli’s to Blackbird Bakery and all points in between, each restaurant and eatery has something awesome and different to offer. Shout out to all of the owners for doing their very best to bring us quality food and service!
Favorite outdoor/rec spot: I love Cumberland Park, Weir Dam, Rooster Front Park, and Observation Knob.
Favorite Lunch Spot: I like a little bit of everything. Bank Street’s specials, Machiavelli’s soups, Macado’s salads and fries.
Sweet Tooth: Southern Churn ice cream, anything from Blackbird Bakery, and Manna Bagel’s scones.