A Vintage View opened the doors to its new home at 137 West Main Street on Saturday with a Grand Opening celebration, inviting old and new friends to stop in for food, fellowship and a look around.
According to owner Christy Craig, the business offers an assortment of antiques, vintage and repurposed items along with various gift ideas.
It has grown a following during more than a year of operation from a smaller Key Street shop.
“Then this opportunity came up, and it’s better than we ever thought it could be,” Craig said.
“We’ve come a long way and it’s been a lot of work,” she continued. “Today is an exciting day. We get to show people what we’ve accomplished and what we’re able to offer. We’ve come a long way from where we started.”
In addition to showing off the new facility, the Craig family used the day to promote a project close to their heart. Since 2011, Project Pearl has partnered with the Forsyth County Animal Shelter by facilitating pet adoptions and hosting a medical foster program. The group describes its mission as simply, “sharing love for people, animals and our community.”
A drawing was held for the organization and Piper, the family’s younger daughter, sold lemonade as a fundraiser.
Among those on hand to show their support for the business were town officials and members of the Pilot Mountain Area Business Association.
Pilot Mountain Mayor Dwight Atkins welcomed the business downtown with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We’re so glad to have them move in,” Atkins noted. “This is the kind of store we hope for as we continue to revitalize the downtown. We’d like to have more like this.”
“We’re glad to have this business come in,” business association President Tina Hopkins agreed. “It’s a fun place that will help as we seek to revitalize and bring new life back into town.”