Thrifting hot spot relocates


News & Observer

Father and Son moves from beloved Hargett Street location, where it has stood for over 20 years.

 The Father and Son thrift store has stood proudly on W. Hargett Street in Raleigh for over 20 years. In December, owners Brian and Kiyomi Ownbey were alerted that the contract for their beloved three-story building was being sold. The couple was given until the end of 2017 to move out of the space. Rumors that the store would move to Durham circulated soon after, but as of February 25, they have moved and reopened at 302 S West Street in Raleigh’s warehouse district.

 The new location for the antique store is right next to the new transit hub, Union Station, and is scheduled to open in 2019. Featuring the same antique furniture, clothing, records, and decor, the move gives the Ownbeys a chance to reorganize and produce a more efficient and less cluttered version of the store hundreds of Raleigh residents know and love. The original store attracted people from all around the world and was, as some frequent customers feel, part of the downtown Raleigh experience.

 Though the old building will be missed, hopefully the essence of the store remains intact on West Street.