Food & Wine Magazine Feature and more!

The B.T.C. got the nod from Food and Wine Magazine’s November 2012 “America’s Best Little Food Towns” feature. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery: This market in a renovated 140-year-old building sells ice cream made from lemon pound cake, freshly baked buttermilk chess pies and impeccable local produce for prices that owner Alexe van Beuren calls “cheaper than Wal-Mart.” And we’ve been…

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B.T.C. makes it into the New York Times

Water Valley, Mississippi &emdash; in the New York Times. Check it out! Four years ago, there were 18 empty storefronts on Main Street, in Water Valley. Now, there are six. Ms. van Beuren’s B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery is housed in a 140-year-old building that she and her husband, Kagan Coughlin, bought from a developer who was planning to raze it for…

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The B.T.C. in the Commercial Appeal

We were recently featured in an article about Water Valley in the Memphis Commercial Appeal: In May 2007, Alexe van Beuren, 28, along with her husband, Kagan Coughlin, bought a 10,000-square-foot building in Water Valley, saving the 140-year-old downtown structure from a developer. “The day we signed the papers for the building, I found out I was pregnant with our…

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Photo Gallery on

You can see some lovely photos of us in a photo gallery on the Oxford Eagle’s website.