"I want Oodles to be a little bit of everything. It's primarily home and gifts, but we have oodles of ideas we want to share, and hopefully people will want to take those away with them," she said. "I think it fills a need in the community, because we don't have a retail location down here that sells gifts."
Cooper, Bostic's tan poodle, greets customers at the door. Three large rooms on the main floor of the building offer a selection of Vera Bradley purses, bags and other merchandise, such as jewelry, tea sets and Halloween decorations.
Name-brand baby clothing and supplies have been a big hit with her customers.
"The response has been overwhelming. Our doors closed at 6 p.m. [one recent evening], and I didn't leave until 9:30 because we still had people in here talking," she said. "It's more of a visit place than a retail establishment even."
Bostic, a former home consultant through Southern Living magazine, said she hopes to open up the second floor of the house in the near future, and has plans to begin offering custom gift baskets for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations.
"We've really opened up to the forgotten market that is Putnam County," said Oodles employee Shawna Linville. "The county is growing so quickly, and there was nothing like this here. A husband can walk in here and find something his wife is going to love.
"People who say, 'Oh, there's that school surprise party I have to go to' or 'I forgot to get a teacher gift' -- this place has it."
Hattie's, a country-style restaurant and rustic gift shop, has seen plenty of business of its own, according to owner and chef Tina Maria McCallister.
The restaurant, named for McCallister's grandmother with a menu modeled after her home cooking, has used more than 700 pounds of potatoes since it opened its doors more than a month ago.
"Our Philly cheesesteak has become a huge seller, and so have our homemade french fries," she said. "We do daily specials too, and not small quantities. When you get a plate of food here, you get a plate of food."
The restaurant, at 2739 Main St., was formerly Root Cellar Herbs & Ferguson Tea Room. McCallister said she was hesitant at first about converting the tea room into a full-fledged restaurant. Although the first few days were difficult, she feels confident about Hattie's.
"When I walked in the door, it was a tea room," she said. "I saw all the shelving and everything, and thought of all the things we could do with it. We went from dainty to very old-time country."
Snow Biz, the fourth business to open on Main Street in the last three months, started selling snow cones in downtown Hurricane Friday.
Brenda Campbell, development and tourism manager for the city, said she hopes the businesses on Main Street, both new and old, will be able to do well and help downtown Hurricane remain a must-visit for residents and visitors alike.
"Everything's just coming together," Campbell said. "I'm excited about all of the shops ... that are coming together here. It's going to allow the entire street to thrive."
Reach Lydia Nuzum at lydia.nu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5189.