LITTLE MOUNTAIN — A year and a half after she opened her business, Po Dunk Holler in Little Mountain, Kimber Lowrey has expanded to a second shop. Blue Piccadilly is located down the street, 55 Pomaria Street, Little Mountain, at the Section House.
“We are only opened three days a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have a different name, but it’s all under Po Dunk basically,” Lowrey said. “Po Dunk is more eclectic, we have a lot of art, we have a lot of old rust, we have a lot of cool unique items, and here (Piccadilly) it is more of a quaint little shop, has a lot of older antiques in it, smaller pieces, does have an area for guys, has Scottish, Irish, English in it, my husband said we had to have a man room.”
The name Blue Piccadilly comes from the opossum, which is on their coffee at Po Dunk. Lowrey also wrote a children’s book, which is in the final stages, where the main character is an opossum named Piccadilly.
“When I started trying to come up with something, instead of Blue Section Antique Store, I wanted an extension of what I had. With the blue house, I did the Blue Piccadilly,” Lowrey said.
Blue Piccadilly opened for the first time the weekend of April 27, Lowrey said during that weekend they did really well.
“We had a lot of people coming out and sitting on the porch, beautiful out there, they can see what’s going on in Little Mountain. Sunday was also a good day, we had a lot of people in,” she said. “Everybody here, in Little Mountain, promotes everybody, that is what makes businesses do so well here. I’m pretty much the first stop when people come off 26, and I make sure we promote every business we can.”
Along with a shop full of antiques and small pieces, customers will also find pastries and beverages. While Po Dunk still carries coffee and flavored tea, all the pastries will found at Blue Piccadilly.
“We wanted something here so people could sit outside and enjoy the day. We are either the first stop or the last stop, I’ve noticed that the last three days,” Lowrey said. “We had a lot of lovely ladies out here our first weekend, and they did just that.”
Each weekend the menu at Blue Piccadilly will change, they will have different pastries, including flavored cupcakes, scones, croissants and a variety of other treats, all of the pastries will be homemade.
The Blue Piccadilly is located in the Section House, built in 1890 alongside the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad, as a home of its section master, according to scpictureproject.org.
“The Section House just has a different feel to it, I think because it is just a little historic house, just charming,” Lowrey said. “We are working to incorporate the history with the business.”
When it comes to running the two businesses, Lowrey said she enjoys the faces that come through the doors. She added that she has a lot of returning customers, and loyal customers to Po Dunk. Along with the customers, Lowrey said one of the best things she has going for her business, is her vendors.
“In Piccadilly it is mainly my things, and I have a few vendors put things in, but I don’t rent booth space here, because it is so small, we do have consigned pieces here though,” she said. “But the thing about both businesses, I couldn’t have my business without the vendors we have. We are like a family down there, and here, that is probably the best part of both businesses, being able to spend time and deal with people everyday. I’m always happy to see you everyday when you come in.”
The Blue Piccadilly is opened Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. They will also host a grand opening this Saturday at 11 a.m.
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