A mother/daughter duo has opened a West End antique shop, Bee’s Knees, with the intent to help treasures find a new home and nonprofits fund their work. Owner Tiffany Evans, a longtime Moore County resident, realtor and property manager, plans to split up the shop’s profits between local charities.
“What most of these places really need is funding,” she says. “I wanted to take something that I love doing, which is thrifting and antiquing, and support many of the charities here.”
In the shop, you’ll find a large collection of art, furniture and decor, all hand-picked by Tiffany during her travels and family road trips. While she’ll consider high-value pieces for consignment, the shop is only accepting donations at the moment.
Pieces are from all eras, and range from large furniture to ceramics.
“While some retail locations benefit specific charities,” Tiffany says, “our intention is to help out multiple local organizations —especially those who aren’t big enough to afford large-scale fundraisers — offering sponsorships, promotion and support to them so they can concentrate on fulfilling their vital philanthropic missions.”
An area of the building is designed to operate as a thrift store, with a selection of gently used baby and household items, as well as clothes.
Another room will be dedicated to displaying the work of local artists, like that of Nicole Torres. Nicole is pictured above left; Tiffany is pictured in work mode on the right.
The other half of the mother-daughter duo, Kim Frye, will add her own shine as the shop’s manager.
Find Bee’s Knees at 125 NC 73, West End (corner of U.S. 15-501)
- Wednesday-Friday, 10-6
- Saturday, 10-4
- Sunday, 1-6