New shops open in Salisbury Emporium

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2016

Several new shops have opened in the Salisbury Emporium since the first of the year, according to owners Mickey and Betty Black.
After years of shopping at the Emporium, Andrea Mohammad has opened “The Statement Piece” on the upper floor area where she specializes in decorative items for home living. Her shop is stocked with rugs, pictures and wall hangings, chairs, tables, and accessories dating from the 19th to the middle of the 20th century.
Birthdays, special gift events and Christmastime will be the time to visit “Toys and More” in the downstairs space occupied by Todd Goodman. Usually selling at outdoor markets, Todd has moved some of his merchandise indoors. Look for action figures, Transformers, Barbie dolls, railroad signs. There are even framed, original film cels from Cars by Pixar, Johnny Cash and John Wayne movies.
The newer, younger look is represented in “Hazel Greens” started by Christine Myers. She carries an eclectic assortment of handbags, bracelets, jewelry, framed items and painted furniture. Some of the items are designed and made by Christine herself.
Hugo Correa has a construction business here in Salisbury where he has the opportunity to salvage materials. In his shop “Refinds,” you will see these materials repurposed into popular shapes of small furniture. Currently there are table/benches, cupboards, bookcases and bathroom vanities in both natural and painted finishes. Special order items can also be fabricated.
Pottery and ceramic arts fans will be pleased at “Laurel Lafayette Originals” recently opened upstairs by Debbie Tate from Lexington and Richard Hattaway from Salisbury. Both potters specialize in hand-thrown vessels in styles associated with Seagrove, N.C. Hattaway enjoys glazes created with locally dug clays and minerals, as well as salt glazing and raku firings. Debbie has become passionate about the work after studying in the pottery program at Montgomery County Community College. You will find mugs, plates, bowls, tiles and other offerings on their shelves.
Kevin and Susan Helms of Albemarle enjoy auctions and have opened “Forgotten Treasures” to resell their finds. The downstairs shop is loaded with country and higher style furniture, pottery, framed prints, dolls and even kitchen gadgets. They never know what they will find next.
After an absence of several years, Nancy Correll has just returned to the Emporium with “Brown’s Flags, Gifts, and Baskets.” She plans to offer a full line of large and garden size decorative flags and mailbox covers. Nancy also maintains a space at the Webb Road flea market and brings years of decorative flag experience with her.
Local artist Cathy Sigmon has won a number of awards in both local and regional exhibitions. At “Cathy J. Sigmon” just inside the front entrance, she offers framed and unframed examples of her colored and mixed-media works. See how she interprets and portrays realistic and imaginary images.
The Salisbury Emporium is a collection of galleries and shops located in the the historic Overman-Frick building at 230 E. Kerr Street in Salisbury, across from the Salisbury train station, and has been in business since 1993.