Marketplace has something for everyone
Since Unique Boutiques and Marketplace opened in March, it has been host to numerous events sponsored by its onsite food vendors.
Some upcoming events include a “Sip N Shop” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28. There is an outdoor crafts fair planned for Oct. 13, and a Halloween party with trick-or-treats 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26.
Owner Christy Kenyon says she decided to open a “unique shopping place” to give vendors and other small-business owners a place to operate a full-time storefront with minimal overhead. Shoppers can find a range of goods, all offered by local small-business owners.
Kenyon says she is part a long line of successful family-owned and -operated small businesses. She knew retail was in her blood but also knew the struggles a traditional retail store can have. After taking part in many craft fairs, flea markets and other events, Kenyon decided to open her own co-op retail store.
Unique Boutiques and Marketplace offers handmade wreaths, fashion accessories, quilted items, memorabilia, woodworking, home decor, gifts and North Carolina food products.
Unique Boutiques and Marketplace is at 21 Anna Drive, Clayton. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 919-359-8688.
New orthopedist sets up local practice
Richard M. Slusher has joined Triangle Orthopaedics Associates which has offices in Clayton and Smithfield. Slusher is in practice with Dr. Marc Stevens, formerly of Johnston Orthopedic Center. Slusher earned his medical degree in 1999 from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. In 2004, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago.
He also did a fellowship at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, which is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and the Cincinnati Bengals. There he gained experience taking care of high school, and Division I college and professional athletes.
Slusher, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and a member of the medical staff at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.