The saying goes, “Home is where the heart is” and many seniors, ages 62 and up, have made their home at Salemtowne, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Winston-Salem, NC.
What began as a modest shop off Stratford Road specializing in plants, garden and home décor, and a small collection of jewelry in 2000, has grown in popularity, selection and, now, retail space. Owners Deidre and Damien Johns have made The Briar Patch a muststop shop for everything from local produce and jellies to homemade pasta and gardening advice, and now, it is bigger and better than ever!
The economic downturn in the last few years has greatly impacted the Triad, as the outsourcing of work and increase in imports has resulted in the loss of many local jobs. Gina Player, owner of Accessorize This!, recognizes the importance of keeping money domestic.
While the looks of the new Mercedes E-Class are clearly futuristic, Mercedes aficionados will recognize styling cues reminiscent of the famous “Ponton Mercedes” of the 1950’s. But fond reminiscence is about all this automobile will garner from the past.
After being in business for more than 38 years, Laster's Fine Art and Antiques opened to the public for the first time in July of 2011. "Before that, Larry D. Laster Fine Arts and Antiques had showrooms in High Point for 30 years during the Furniture Market," said Ryan Laster. "Larry sold to interior designers and other high-end dealers from all over the world. The biggest selling items at the time were genuine leather bound books from the 1800s and earlier."
Three years ago, Paige Wheeler decided to open a consignment shop. During a tricky economy, what better way to bring customers out of hiding than to offer them fantastic, designer fashions at deeply discounted prices? Well, the gamble paid off, and Paige quickly made a name for herself in the world of consignment.
“So, you've said you want to open a consignment store someday... Is that something you would really want to do?” Those two sentences, spoken by my husband one evening in early January as we sat in our living room watching TV, set me on what has possibly been the most complex, exhausting, and exciting journey I could have ever imagined.
You walk into your house and look around, your lip curls into a sneer and you let out a sigh. Although you loved the way the room looked many years ago, it now appears dated. You are ready to redecorate but do not want to spend a fortune or have some "cookie cutter" style. The place you need to go to turn that sneer to a smile is Let's Shoppe.