YORK–Stacye Moser, better known as “Duchess of York,” used to run a vendor booth at the former Cozy Cottage on George Washington Memorial Highway before taking over the antique business and changing its name. The new business, Yorktown Mercantile, will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, September 17.
Yorktown Mercantile specializes in furniture, antiques, art, tea towels, clothing, retro items, and everything vintage.
“We feature more than 20 spaces each filled with antiques and vintage goods, artisan painted décor, and unique refinished furniture,” Moser said. “We also have DIY tools and supplies including Iron Orchid Designs, Dixie Belle Paint, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, DIY Paint, Redesign with Prima, and Howard’s Restore a Finish.”
The idea behind the business is to make Yorktown Mercantile a welcoming environment for people to recycle, repurpose, and sell their goods.
Moser’s retail experience as a manager at Pottery Barn and other retail shops has helped her in this new venture.
“This is a dream come true, owning the Yorktown Mercantile,” she said. “I love old stuff and home décor. One of our main goals with Yorktown Mercantile is to highlight local artisans and makers, to provide a home for local packaged products, authors, and more.”
Yorktown Mercantile is located at 7330 George Washington Memorial Highway. Its grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, September 17, from 11am to 4pm. For more information, click here.