Have you ever strolled the streets of downtown New Bern and been captured by the life-size statue of Elvis that sits in front of a charming store full of hidden treasures? Now you will have to look just a little further down the street to see Elvis. The store is closing its doors.
Middle Street Antiques is holding a “going out of business” sale. It has been located at 221 Middle St. for 23 years.
Owner Gail Northington, formerly Gail Clark, said she will be retiring when the store closes at the end of August.
Northington is a native of Havelock and has worked in retail for many years beginning at Bob Clark Pharmacy, also located in Havelock.
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She started her current business in a booth at Poor Charlie’s and held booths at several other locations prior to opening the downtown store.
The antique and collectibles store features an array of treasures such as vintage jewelry pieces, porcelain and bottles, glassware, décor pieces and artworks and refined furnishings.
The items listed in the going out of business sale price are currently at 50% off their original price.
Northington said she has collected pieces from all over the world as well as received items from local residents who were downsizing.
I’ve loved every minute of being here on Middle Street,” Northington said. “I have met the nicest people and that’s going to be