Grand Opening planned for Dec. 5

Owners Jeffrey Cheek and Anne Marie Hodrick inside their new shop.

A New Bern vintage shop called Kind of Blue will celebrate its grand opening at a new location on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Grand Opening
9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020
919 Broad St., across the street from Crema Brew
Complimentary food and beverages will be served
Coincides with Five Point Potters’ Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The business was formerly located in Franklin’s Antique Mall on East Front Street in New Bern, and will have its own space and building in Five Points, at the intersection of Broad and Queen streets.

Owners Jeffrey Cheek and Anne Marie Hodrick say this was a long-time dream, and say their decision was not made lightly.

“We went back and forth for a while about going out on our own, and once we realized we had a great space available and vendors who were interested, we knew to go for it,” Hodrick said.

The inspiration for their name came from the Miles Davis ​Kind of Blue ​album released in 1959.

The shop features 10,000 square feet of floor space and was formally the New Bern Health and Wellness Center. ​

The yoga group disbanded and opened the opportunity for another business to move in. ​The ceramics studio is still located in the back room, newly named ​Five Point Potters​.

While opening a brand new business, both Jeffrey and Anne Marie knew that if they dug their feet in, they could do it even during these trying times.

“We really worked hard to not only open, but to make sure we were unique from other antique stores. We want to be the ultimate antiquing experience for those who love vintage finds. We search across the country for each item we bring in,” Hodrick said.

Kind of Blue will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. until at least 8 p.m.

“We know people work well after 5 p.m. or have things come up, so we want to do something different and stay open later than the majority of stores in the downtown area,” Hodrick said.

Vendor space is available by booth and with smaller designated space for as little as one item that someone might want to sell, but wants to leave it to the pros.

Both owners are professional sellers, with Cheek having a professional background in staging and lighting and Hodrick being a ​jewelry designer and member of the Community Artists Gallery. ​

Visitors may notice their backgrounds in art and design at work, as the interior has taken many by pleasant surprise, they said.

With a grand opening on Saturday, the two are excited about their dream bearing fruit.

If you are interested in vendor space, contact the store at 252-631-1114 or stop by.

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