Good morning, Clarksville! It’s Feature Friday time!
Leslie Mannen, of Plato’s Closet – Clarksville, TN, has been a resident of Clarksville for over 17 years. During that time she has been raising her family side by side with her husband Nick as they work hard to reach their goals. Over the past 12 of those years Leslie has been an employee of Plato’s Closet, that is, until recently. The Mannen family got to see one of their goals come to fruition as they took over ownership of the store in September! Blessed with the mentorship of the stores previous owner, and her experience in the retail industry, Leslie went from employee to business owner.
Her leadership inspires her employees to not be scared of hard work and to value what they provide to the community here. One of those big benefits being the opportunity for residents of Clarksville to find great quality clothing at a fraction of the price of retail stores. It is obvious the importance and care Leslie displays when it comes to her love of this city. Since Leslie’s takeover, her and her team have been working diligently to carefully craft and curate a welcoming, warm, and quality environment for us to shop second hand.
It doesn’t stop there! They host a Small Business Saturday which will be on the 26th of November, this encourages shoppers to come and support a local small business. On top of that, they’ll be hosting a variety of Apparel themed event days, the first of which will be Coat and Boot Day tomorrow October 22nd. Additionally they have plans for an event to honor Veterans Day and even a Black Friday Event on November 25th! It is clear that Leslie and the staff at Platos Closet are committed to improving our community, and we are blessed to have a locally-owned franchise so invested in that.
Though Plato’s Closet is a nationally recognized brand, this location is owned by one of our own. Like many other locally owned franchises, Leslie is using her business as a tool to lift up our community and the other local businesses around her. Her story is proof that every position is important and your goals are within reach. LOCAL Clarksville is all about supporting locally owned businesses of all kinds, especially ones with a love for Clarksville like Plato’s Closet.
To get more information on Plato’s Closet or stay up to date with events, check out their facebook or instagram! And don’t forget to let them know who sent you!
116 Morris Rd.