Just in time for fall, Main Street Central in Hamlet has changed its look to accommodate a new primitive section.
The new shop, one of several independently owned vendors inside Main Street Central, has been in business for less than three weeks, and has already been a success, according to owner Nancy Rivers.
“I’ve already sold out of some things,” Rivers said as she stood in a room filled with rustic decor and old-fashioned household items. The walls were decorated with old signs and washboards while small wooden chairs held quilted pillows and rag dolls. “We have so many people that like the primitive style.”
Rivers said several of the other vendor owners helped her to supply the new room.
“We’ve all contributed in some way,” she said. “We had several primitive items up front that we’re going to move back here. It will be a continuation of what we’ve had so far because we’ve done so good with it.”
Wandering patrons and seasoned antiquers alike can enjoy what “Down Primitive Lane” has to offer.
Rivers said many of the items in the room sell quickly because they’re small, such as tart candles and tiny salt and pepper shakers in the shape of Mason jars.
“It’s an eclectic situation,” she said. “We’ve got old stuff that’s mixed in with the new … Anybody can come in here and find something.”
And the store is working on even more additions.
“There’s still a lot to do,” Rivers said. “The biggest thing going on is that we’re re-purposing things. A lot of people just get rid of something when they can be re-purposed … We’re also working on a new room in the back that will have more things for fall and Christmas.”
The new vendor is located inside Main Street Central at 65 Main Street in Hamlet.
For more information about “Down Primitive Lane” or Main Street Central, contact Rivers at 910-206-2200.
— Staff Writer Mallory Brown can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at email@example.com.