Two Roaring Spring businesses in transition
ROARING SPRING — Charlotte’s Trove, 819 E. Main St., soon will be under a new owner, new name and new location.
Business founder/owner Charlene Dodson and her husband plan to soon move to the Asheville, N.C., area.
Emily McCarty, who has worked for Dodson for a few years will become the new owner.
The Fashion Boutique at Charlotte’s Trove will be closed from Aug. 1 to 22 to prepare to move merchandise and set up the new store — whose name and location will be announced soon. The business will temporarily reopen at its present location from Aug. 23 to 31 for a final weeklong closeout, celebration and thank you event, Dodson said.
In related news, The Hungry Duck Eatery and Events, also at 819 E. Main St., will also be transitioning.
The last day the eatery will be open for lunch is July 12. Owners Katherine Forsht and Rob Berkheimer will continue operations of the event space through the end of August for all previously booked private events.
As they refocus their time and attention on their daughter, they will be considering their future plans to continue bringing live music to the area, Dodson said.
The building housing both businesses will soon be listed for sale or lease, Dodson said.
“This building has been part of my family for 65 years, and houses some of the most interesting wood wall art created by my dad. While it will be difficult to leave this all behind, I will always have my memories. I was blessed to have watched multiple businesses grow up in this building, and I was able to spend the last five years sharing this space, my stories and memories with all of you. My time here has been priceless,” Dodson wrote in a letter to customers.
Charlotte’s Trove, which opened in October 2014, was named after Dodson’s mother the late Charlotte Barnhart.
Her father was H.A. “Barney” Barnhart, co-founder of News Printing Co. now NPC, and the public face of the Blair Press newspaper in the 1960s and 1970s.