Three women have teamed up and moved their consignment businesses into the recently opened Cottage Home in Port Royal.
The new store at 920 14th St. is owned by Indre Palencia, who is using the home-turned-office-turned-bookstore as retail space for herself and vendors Barbara Marsh and Ginny DuBose.
A New York native, Palencia was an interior designer for 25 years. When the economy crashed, she turned to retail.
"This was my hobby and my passion, so I was finally able to do it," she said.
She originally opened Cottage Home last year at 1632 Paris Ave., then moved to Consign and Design on Paris at 1406 Paris Ave. Palencia opened her most recent location June 2.
The store includes furniture, antiques, decorations and other home items. Palencia said her specialty is furniture she and her husband paint.
Marsh's specialties are art deco and vintage and costume jewelry. DuBose focuses on local items and makes crèches with indigenous Lowcountry materials, according to the businesses' website. They were previously part of Consign and Design.
"It's a little culmination of our passion and interests," Palencia said.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Information: 843-379-5599, www.cottagehome.webs.com
In other news about town: A new nail salon celebrated its grand opening Friday on Boundary Street. Liberte' Nails is at 2303 Boundary St., Suite 6. Clients with military IDs receive a 5-percent discount.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.
Information: 843-524-8888 Plans to open a frozen yogurt shop in downtown Beaufort have failed after the business owner was unable to obtain financing, according to developer Steve Patterson. The space at 722 Bay St. is still available for rent, and Patterson said there has been some interest from prospective business owners. East Coast Liquidators has opened at 481 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort. The store sells items such as furniture, toys, clothing and electronics at a discount.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 843-522-6830 Last-Minute Occasions party supply store is opening Monday at 1808 Boundary St. in Beaufort, with a celebration planned for 11 a.m. Door prizes, coffee and doughnuts will be available.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 843-379-5444 Captured Moments Photography family portrait studio is celebrating its grand opening Wednesday of its new location at 509-B Adventure St. in Beaufort. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m., and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Information: 843-379-0223, cmoments.com
- Furniture, decor store comes to Port Royal, June 18, 2011
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