Featured Business Member – July, 2014
The Primrose Cottage is one of the very best consignment stores in New Hanover County. We are very happy to welcome them as Business Members of The Federal Point Historical Preservation Society.
Sue and Doug Walker moved to North Carolina from the Hudson River Valley in New York State in 1994. Doug remembered that Sue had once told him, “I want to be an entrepreneur.” And what a great one she has turned out to be.
Sue and her daughter Jill Lyons opened the doors of Primrose Cottage in 2006. Primrose has a vast selection of consignment goods that are constantly changing from day to day. Nothing stays long enough to collect dust. And if it does over stay its welcome, it goes into the 50% off room in the back.
Primrose Cottage is located behind the ABC Store in the Federal Point Shopping Center in Carolina Beach. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The phone number is 910-458-0144. New consignments are taken every day except Saturday. They accept checks, credit and debit cards and of course cash is always welcome.
Look for Primrose Cottage on Facebook to see recent and popular items for sale. Post questions and see all the great comments left by others. The inventory in this store is really so extensive that, you must come down to see it and plan on about an hour. I know Sue, Jill, and all the others look forward to meeting you and we at the History Center are very proud to have them as a part of our membership.
Featured Business Member – June, 2014
– by Tony Phillips
Olde Salty’s on the Boardwalk – (click)
Olde Salty’s is located at 3 Boardwalk Ocean Front, Carolina Beach, NC. It’s a restaurant and bar owned by Brenda Armes. Brenda has owned Olde Salty’s since April 15th, 1994.
She also owned The Landmark restaurant at one time, but says she closed it “because she was competing with herself.”
Brenda and Olde Salty’s has survived over 5 hurricanes including Fran in 1996 which took off the front of her restaurant. That’s when Brenda opened the rear of her restaurant up as a smaller place named ‘A Little On the Side’. She did this so that her employees would still have jobs while the 2 months of construction restored the front.
Olde Salty’s is open year round and has much to offer visitors and locals. Regardless of the season, fresh food is served every day. Team Trivia is played each Wednesday night during the off season. Bowling competition is held in the back on Tuesdays and Shag dancing on Sundays. Brenda celebrates all festive holidays especially St. Patrick’s Day when she famously leads her own parade with shillelagh in hand around the boardwalk.
When asked how she came up with the name for Olde Salty’s, Brenda smiled and winked telling us that it was pulled from a hat in 1992 by then town Councilman Rick Burrows. I would love to have that slip of paper today.
Bring the family and friends to Olde Salty’s any day of the week for great food and fun but remember, unattended children will be fed to the sharks and no screamin’ kids are tolerated.
Olde Salty’s Shuffleboard
As Brenda says, “The Boardwalk is the best place in the world!”
Olde Salty’s on Facebook
Featured Business Member – May, 2014
Atlantic Towers is an eleven-story high-rise condominium complex located oceanfront in beautiful Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Atlantic Towers offers unique and attractive one and two bedroom suites.
All suites are fully furnished, including a full kitchen. Each living/dining room area opens onto a private balcony with an extraordinary view of Carolina Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
We also offer an oceanfront outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, gazebo with a sundeck and grilling area, video game room, and laundry facility for our guests’ convenience.
Wireless internet is available in each room. Atlantic Towers is the premier resort on Carolina Beach.
1615 S Lake Park Blvd,
Carolina Beach, NC 28428