Antiquing and thrifting have always been Sherri Coultrup’s passion, even when working in consulting and marketing research. She decided to sell her items online through eBay and Poshmark and continued traveling and finding new and unique items.
“I travel internationally, and just going to the Murano factory in Italy to get Murano Glass is exciting,” Coultrup said.
“It’s just something that I really enjoy doing. A hobby and a pastime became my passion. So my passion is now going to be my store.”
Her store, The Piccadilly Circus, is named after one of London’s most popular tourist destinations.
Coultrup says she decided on this name as her Piccadilly Circus will be a unique shopping destination for Fayetteville locals.
“We’re going to give you wine or water and then cookies and sweets to try to show you how much we care, not only about you as a person, but you as a consumer and for you to actually enjoy your time there instead of being rushed in and rushed out,” Coultrup said.
Every item in Coultrup’s shop has been personally chosen by her. Her inventory and selection of merchandise will change daily, giving visitors, guests, and customers a unique shopping adventure and experience every time they enter the shop.
“I hope they enjoy treasures as much as I love finding them. Everybody needs a new, unique treasure in their life.” Coultrup told Up & Coming Weekly.
“I went out of my way to procure things for the store that I normally would not, like porcelain and a lot of ceramics and homemade pottery, which a lot of people really enjoy ... I went out of my way to make sure that we have unique items,” she said. “They’re one-of-a-kind items.”
She also wants to make the store accessible to everyone so anyone going in can find something they are interested in.
She will be working with five local vendors to bring in unique items that she may not be familiar with — for example, military memorabilia and furniture.
Opening the store has been a challenge for Coultrup because of the pandemic and supply shortages. She says they should have opened last year, but construction and getting permits took longer.
“They have done a fantastic job gutting the building and completely redid it. So it’s brand new. Everything is brand-spanking new.”
The store will be located at 2828 Raeford Road in the remodeled former location of Sheree’s Wine Shop.
The soft opening of the store will be on May 2. The Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting will be on May 19 at 5 p.m.
The Grand Opening will feature giveaways, door prizes, food and drinks, and elected officials will be there.
More information about hours and the store can be found at www.fayettevillepiccadillycircus.com/.