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Successful Local Business Owners All Under 25

Article by Danielle Poché

Photography by Holly Farrow

Originally published in Celina Lifestyle

Lauren Bell

At just 23 years old, Lauren Bell is the owner of two Honeysuckle Rose boutiques. While attending TCU, Lauren started Honeysuckle Rose on a whim. She began with online sales in the corner of her dad's shop and realized that she would need a brick and mortar in order to sell lines like Consuela and Double D Ranch. In 2019, Lauren opened her Van Alstyne store and just this year, she added her downtown Celina location. She is recently engaged to her high school sweetheart and is in the process of planning a wedding. Lauren Bell has a lot of success behind her at such a young age and we expect to see more exciting ventures in her future. 

Honeysuckle Rose Boutique

322 W Walnut Street, Celina

Toni Mehmedi

Toni Mehmedi jumped into the restaurant industry feet first. After graduating early from Belvidere High School in Illinois, Toni moved to Texas to begin building his first restaurant. At just 18 years old, Toni opened Frisco Star Cafe. Since then he has added a local favorite, Celina Star Cafe. Having just sold Taste of Rome a few months back, Toni looks north for his next project. He is currently in talks to open another breakfast location, Gunter Star Cafe. Now 24 years old, Toni Mehmedi has had the success of those twice his age and from the looks of it, he isn't slowing down anytime soon. 

Celina Star Cafe

709 E Pecan Street, Celina

Mikala Everson

Some of Mikala Everson's best memories are baking with her Granny. After graduating from Prosper ISD, Mikala Everson studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. She earned her Associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and a Bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship. With her training and love of baking, she started her own business. At just 24 years old, Mikala will be opening her downtown bakery later this year that she affectionately named Granny'sGranny's will be a bakery with sweet treats, fresh breads, grab-and-go options (even healthy ones), wine, beer and much more. Mikala envisions a unique experience for her customers and she knows Granny's will be a place where more wonderful memories are made!


Coming Soon: 401 W Pecan Street, Celina