After a lifetime of considering the possibility of opening her own store, Linda Logan has finally taken the plunge into small business ownership by opening Needmore Restore on East Main Street in Pilot Mountain.
“I’ve always thought about it,” Logan said. “I had a lot of stuff built up, so I thought I’d try it.”
Needmore Restore officially opened recently, with many members of Logan’s family in attendance to wish her prosperity with her new venture.
“I have a lot of support, I have a huge support group,” Logan said of the support that her family gives her, especially her sister Anita Meyer.
The name Needmore Restore comes from Logan’s childhood home in the community of Needmore, which is located south of Bryson City. Logan explained that the name of the community originated from a mail carrier who would deliver the mail, in addition to supplies that the rural community needed and when asked what supplies the community needed, he would always respond that the community needed more of everything.
The store sells antiques, vintage items, homemade items and wood-workings that Logan’s family makes. Several vendors market their goods through Logan’s store as well.
“I like to take things that currently aren’t being used and make them useful to people again,” Logan said of the types of items that her store sells.
As for the aesthetic of the space, Logan said that she’s shopped at many thrift stores before and wanted to set hers apart from the rest by offering a very neat and clutter free environment.
Logan worked for 23 years as a CNA and now balances working at a warehouse, in addition to operating Needmore Restore.
Aila Boyd may be reached at 336-415-2210.