Category: Shop Local

Glenwood South Tailors

“If you want style, if you want knowledge about how to wear your clothing, if you want free personal styling about the rest of the stuff in your closet, we can help you out.” –Brian Burnett, founder and owner, Glenwood…

A Signature Welcome

  “A welcome basket, no matter how simple, is a really thoughtful start.” –Emily Slater, co-founder, A Signature Welcome by Jessie Ammons photograph by Lauren Jonas Photography Planning a wedding is no small feat these days. After her own 2013…

Phydeaux

“We’re in the business of solving problems and helping people.” –Frank Papa, Phydeaux pet shop founder and owner by Jessie Ammons photograph by Elizabeth Galecke There was an aha moment about 15 years ago that motivated Frank Papa to leave…

Swagger

“I wanted it to be a fun place. The items make you happy and they’re just funny. I love it when I’m standing behind the counter and I can hear customers laughing.” –Mandy Becker, owner, Swagger by Jessie Ammons photograph…

Five Fork Studio

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Liz Condo Functional, simple, beautiful. Those are words longtime friends Michael Everhart, 31, and Will Stanley, 32, use to describe the furniture they build under the name Five Fork Studio in Chapel Hill. For the…

Burke Brothers Hardware

“When you walk in … if we don’t know you, we get to know you.” –Jeff Hastings, co-owner of Burke Brothers Hardware by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Near the State Fairgrounds on Hillsborough Street, Burke Brothers Hardware stands out for…

Woodshop Wonders, Fiddle-maker Mike Anderson

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Annie Cockrill A wall in Mike Anderson’s backyard woodshop is marked with descending lines, each bearing a small inscription. These aren’t childhood height-markers – they’re records of the trees Anderson has cut down over the years. Red maple,…

Mr. A’s Beignets

“More than anything, we’re here for the beignets.” –Arlton Cangelosi, Mr. A’s Beignets food truck owner by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Ray Black III If your February plans don’t include a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can laissez les…

Spotlight: From bored to board games

by Mimi Montgomery Winter weather means a lot of family time indoors – and too often, a whole lot of screen time, too. Raleigh’s well-known Holderness family is putting their zany energy into an alternative activity they hope will get people…

Spotlight: Warm from the oven wishes

With five bakeries in the downtown area alone, most of them less than a handful of years old, Raleigh has quickly become a destination for the gourmet baked good lover. Come holiday time, there’s something for everyone. An assortment of…

Spotlight: Modern clayworks

by Jessie Ammons “We want the work to evoke a sense of peace. You may have to trek to get to us, but being here allows us to stay in a peaceful mindset,” says Chris Pence, co-founder and CEO of Haand, maker…

Whisk Kitchen

“Our goal in creating this business was to create a local community of cooks.” –Dan Saklad, owner and co-founder of Whisk kitchen store by Jessie Ammons photograph by Jillian Clark Dan Saklad is admittedly not a shopper. “I’ve never really spent time…

Spotlight: Blanket buddies

by Mimi Montgomery Loveable Linus van Pelt of The Peanuts is never without his security blanket – multi-purposed and well-worn, it’s a reminder of comfort, home, and warmth. Project Linus aims to provide those same feelings with its own blankets, which…

Kannon’s Clothing

“We’re third-generation now. There are many, many lessons that my grandfather instilled in his children that still stand today.” –Boo Jefferson, co-owner of Kannon’s Clothing by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Don’t let its owners’ Southern drawl fool you: Kannon’s Clothing…

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