Category: Shop Local

Homewood Nursery and Garden Center

“Raleigh is a great place for people who love plants.” –Joe Stoffregen, president of Homewood Nursery and Garden Center by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long The Stoffregens are a family of growers. “My dad had a vegetable garden in his backyard…

The Flourish Market

“I want to show people that you can act with something that seems small, like your purchases.” –Emily Sexton, founder, The Flourish Market fashion truck by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Emily Sexton isn’t idealistic; she’s practical. “My motto is: Everything…

Bejeweled in the Beltline

by Liza Roberts photographs by Eric Waters Behind a discreet exterior, on a quiet stretch of Oberlin Road, a trove of beautiful jewelry stands hidden in plain sight. Though the “Haydon & Company, Master Jewelers” sign is clear enough, this Colonial-style home to…

Counter Culture Coffee

“This is about relationships. It’s not about how much coffee we can put out there in the world.” – Lem Butler, Counter Culture Coffee employee and national barista champion by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg It’s not every day you meet…

Sweetly Southern

by Leslie Maxwell photographs by Eric Waters Before 2015, Angie Tucker, 36, and Christin Kubasko, 28, spent their days as Wake County high school guidance counselors. Evenings, they baked. Using Tucker’s home oven and a standard KitchenAid mixer she’d received as a…

Bald Head Blues

“I do have a really good loyal customer base … People that I’ve grown up with and have known my whole life are now my customers … They have really supported me.” – Claude Pope III of Bald Head Blues…

Maupin Travel

“The internet changes the way people engage with the travel industry, but it doesn’t take away the need for service … Travel is pretty personal, and that’s an important experience for people.” – Trevor Smith, president and manager, Maupin Travel …

EVOLVE Movement

“There’s something about shaking off the Newtonian mechanical man-made time – minutes, seconds, days – that allows you to let go of tension and stress and the need to be perfect, or something other than who you already are.” –Carson…

Port of Raleigh

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Walk into Port of Raleigh on South McDowell Street and you might think you’ve left the City of Oaks and entered the gift shop of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Light…

Functional art by Ryan Dart

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Juli Leonard If you happen to be a Spider-Man fan, you may have spotted a pair of stylish benches with a primeval flair making their motion picture debut in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Made…

Frameworks

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Tucked into a row of shops off Dixie Trail, Frameworks is a family-owned gallery and frame design shop that’s been in business for 40 years. Owners Charles and Carolyn Younger started it as…

Hawks and Doves: Jessica Ullom dreams big

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Turning a hobby into a career can be an unlikely dream. But by tapping into her vast trove of flea market finds – old feed sacks and Americana textiles – Jessica Ullom has…

Paintbar

“I wanted to give a better service and still keep it affordable. Catherine felt the same way but she always brought her style and her retail experience and her fashion experience.” – Heather Brewer, co-founder, Paintbar by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis…

Reliable Loan and Jewelry

“They think we’re just the typical pawn shop, when really we’re the complete opposite.” – Alan Horwitz, owner of Reliable Loan and Jewelry by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long On the section of South Wilmington Street now defined by a trio…

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