A great thing to love about Oxford is how it still holds onto some of its age-old traditions.
No we’re not talking about the Square, Trashcan Friday or how buying cold beer just
became available a couple of years ago. We’re talking about CHARGE ACCOUNTS!
Yes, its true. Several businesses in Oxford still accept charge accounts, just like they did
when the Baby Boomers were headed off to college. My mom tells a story about her four
years at Ole Miss, my grandfather set up a charge account at the Holiday Inn restaurant
(where The Graduate now sits.) Mom would go to eat there on the weekends because the
sorority house kitchen was closed. She’d pile in someone else’s car and feed them… all
on my Poppie’s dime! A great memory!
Amazingly, this still exists at many establishments in town. Most will require a credit
card on file. But this allows control over where your children shop, and even can provide
Businesses like Neilson’s, Oxford Floral Company, and Bette’s Flowers use these charge
accounts and have seen success because of the flexibility they allow. Additionally,
Chaney’s, Village Tailor, My Michelle’s restaurant offers them too! It’s easy to just call
and set up. It’s a great way to ensure where they are spending money is money well
spent! Happy Old Oxford!