Print
Retail

Madame Meerkat's Is Opening In New Location

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 12, 2018
Madame Meerkat's newer and bigger location will have workshops and tarot reading sessions. (Photo courtesy of Horace Long)
Madame Meerkat’s Cabinet of Curiosities will open its new location this week at 1001 South Kerr Ave.

Owner Horace Long said in an email Tuesday that this new location will allow the store to grow. Its old location in Old Wilmington City Market was 288 square feet. Its new location will more than triple the store's size with about 1,000 square feet.

Madame Meerkat’s sells items such as crystals, incense, jewelry, candles, antiques and more oddities.

The new store location will be next door to The Bearded Heart, a company brand also founded by Long that sells T-shirt, tote bags and other items printed by hand. 

Long said in the email that Madame Meerkat's has a three-year lease on its South Kerr Avenue space with the option to renew.

“We just quadrupled our space, so right now the plan is to stay put for a while,” he said.

The mission of the store is to provide a welcoming experience for customers.

“I hope to fill a need of being a place where people can come and find unique items for themselves and as gifts at a reasonable price,” Long said.

The store is hosting its grand opening until 7 p.m. Tuesday and will feature drinks, finger foods, local artists, face painting, tarot reading, giveaways and discounts, according to Madame Meerkat's Facebook page. Mayor Bill Saffo will be there for the ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m., the Facebook post said.

Long said he hopes the new location will provide a good atmosphere for shoppers.

“Good vibes! The space has great energy,” he said in the email. “Come and hang out; it’s a safe space for all humans alike.”

Story On The Map

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Volety 0020 1121724229

UNCW to offer N.C.’s first Actuarial Science Certificate Program

Aswani Volety - UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
Yasminheadshotwithlogo

Word Power

Yasmin Tomkinson - Cape Fear Literacy Council
Lyleheadshot2017 1251720228

Community Service PTO Benefits Your Company, as Well as Your Community

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Trending News

Mall Redevelopment Plans Show Grocery Store For Sears Space

Cece Nunn - Jun 14, 2018

City, County Plan To Buy Echo Farms Facilities, Open Space For $1.7M

Cece Nunn - Jun 13, 2018

Local Restaurant Leaders Dish About The Restaurant Business

Jessica Maurer - Jun 13, 2018

Mad Mole Brewing Now Open

Jessica Maurer - Jun 13, 2018

At Annual Conference, Economic Developers Say CCX Talks Are Ongoing

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 13, 2018

In The Current Issue

Construction Zone: Updates On 4 Commercial Projects

Current commercial building activity in Wilmington includes retail and office space, with more planned in the coming years throughout the ar...


Millennials And Money

The age demographic that now represents the largest percentage of the workforce doesn’t feel confident about its saving and investing habits...


Mirimichi Looks To Changing Landscape

Russ Britton started his sustainable landscape products company with a star-studded partnership and plans to continue to grow Mirimichi Gree...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast: The Main Event
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes