A local business is making its second move in less than nine months. The Mount Gilead Florist is moving its operation to space inside The Vintage, located on the square at S. Main and W. Allenton Sts.
This will be the second location for owners Jeff and Trudy Haywood Saunders, who purchased the business from Jim Haithcock of C & R Drug and moved it to the old Sundry Center building on N. Main St., where it opened in early April.
In a public announcement posted Dec. 27, the Saunderses said the new location will be open seven days a week and should be up and running by the weekend of Jan. 4-5.
Mount Gilead Florist has been in business continuously since 1953 and has previously operated from the back of C & R Drug in its current location on S. Main St. and earlier in its former location at N. Main and W. Allenton Sts.
Opened in April 2006, The Vintage is a consignment and marketplace antiques business owned by Benjamin and Celia Haywood Blake of Mount Gilead. It occupies about 3,000 square feet of space in a building which was originally erected for the McAulay Brothers department store and later housed Belk’s department store, the M. A. Pickett Company, a Western Auto associate store, Gilead Home Supply and Main Street Connections.