Adorned with bibles, devotional cards, church supplies, music and literature, Lighthouse Christian Store and Gift Shop is ready to serve Denver.
The store opened Monday as a second location to the one that is already in Lincolnton.
â€œFor the last three years we have felt the need to open another location since our customer base has increased in Denver,â€ said Pam Crotts, who co-owns the bookstore with her husband, Gary.
Gary said it made sense to expand.
â€œOur customers encouraged us to come,â€ he said.
The Denver store has similar stuff to the store in Lincolnton with some new items.
Items that are sure to catch oneâ€™s eye include the â€œSuncatchers,â€ by John Baker Designs, the Heritage Lace items and the Willow Tree figures.
Opening a Christian bookstore has always been a dream of Garyâ€™s. It is one that started over six years ago when the couple bought the store in Lincolnton.
â€œSome people come in and need help with a problem,â€ Pam said. â€œWe look at it as a ministry for the Lordâ€™s work.â€
So far, Pam said the response from the east Lincoln area has been well received.
â€œCustomers are tickled that there is something in this area that they donâ€™t have to drive to another area for,â€ she said.
There is a tentative grand opening celebration planned for Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Foxâ€™s Pizza next door will serve pizza.
The store is located at 7558 N.C. 73, Suite 103 in the Pilot Knob Square. For more information call (704) 827-4111. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday.
by Amy Wadsworth