Beaufort Emporium & Dry Goods Co. set to open downtown

Beaufort Emporium to open in downtown

Beaufort Emporium & Dry Goods Company to open on Bay Street.

Bay Street will be welcoming another new business as Beaufort Emporium & Dry Goods Company will be opening it’s doors at 905 Bay Street on Friday, August 5th.

Owned by local Robin McCarty, the new shop has emerged out of the closing of the popular and historic Fordham Market, which closed its doors earlier this summer.  It’s a who’s-who of sorts, comprised of several of the former vendors at the Market.

Offering a very wide variety of goodies, the Emporium is comprised of several local small businesses all under one roof. We were delighted to get the grand tour this week.

Shoppers will enjoy:

-Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories by Wanda Ardell’s Karrot Patch
-Handmade pottery by Julie Heatherington
-Soaps and Hagerty products by Robin McCarty
-Ken Bowman’s beautiful landscape photography
-Bill Cody’s tasty Lowcountry Sweets, along with sweetgrass baskets
-Julie Cowles and her handcrafted greeting cards
-Gini Steele’s popular Steele Studio, comprised of vintage photos of Beaufort along with fiber and metal art and a wonderful assortment of quilts
-Hugh Wayne’s handmade pottery and original paintings
-John & Margie McCormick’s Mags Mugs & More offering a unique line of Tervis tumblers, many of which are licensed locally, in addition to original photography and plaques

Certainly, that’s not all. We saw tons of merchandise in addition to the aforementioned goodies.

“I’m so excited to be here. The store is beautiful and it’s got great energy with an eclectic variety of products and great merchants,” said vendor Gini Steele.

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Opening just in time for First Friday, we’re excited to see another fabulous spot to find lots of cool Beaufort stuff and we’re very glad to see that these experienced Bay Street merchants have found a new, happy home.

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