Up & Coming Weekly

September 13, 2016

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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32 SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM GOODS & SERVICES GOODS & SERVICES Best Shopping Complex (Not the Mall) Westwood Shopping Center 400 Westwood Shopping Center, Suite 100 910.868.2121 or www.westwoodsc.com Owned and operated by the Player family, Westwood Shopping Center opened in 1974 as Fayetteville's premier shopping destination. Built on 35 acres and located at the geographic center of Fayetteville, the center is home to a combination of 62 stores, shops and restaurants. The tradi- tional community-style shopping center offers the largest concentration of boutiques, gift shops and businesses in town. Conveniently located where Morganton Road, McPherson Church Road and the All-American Freeway converge, there really is something for everyone at Westwood. Come for dinner and a movie, get a massage, do some shopping and then pick up a few groceries — the choices and combi- nations of things to do here are practically endless. Not only is Westwood a perennial Best of Fayetteville winner, so are many of the businesses located in one of Fayetteville's favorite shopping destinations. Best Store for a Unique Gift White Trash and Colorful Accessories 223 Franklin Street 910.482.0005 or www.franklinstreetplace.com We've all been there — looking for that special something for that special person or occa- sion and nothing seems to fit the bill. Stop looking in the wrong places. Tucked away on a downtown side street in a cluster of quaint shops sits one of Fayetteville's gems just wait- ing to offer up that one-of-a-kind, personality-filled item that's gonna take your shopping experience to new heights. That's where you'll find it — that special hard-to-find something that is going to have everyone talking and in the best way. It's been more than 10 years since Bruce and Molly Arnold opened White Trash & Colorful Accessories. During that time, what started as an inventory of home décor, vintage and collectibles grew into a shop that sells pretty much whatever Molly thinks her customers will find interesting and bring smiles to their faces. That means specialty items, purses, wind chimes, frames lamps, jewelry, candles, home accessories and just about anything else under the sun. "We have great ideas for every gift occasion. Our customers appreciate being able to shop for everything from affordable tokens of affection to stun- ning, jaw dropping extravagance. Mixed into the gift selection are vintage finds, home and garden décor, jewelry and handbags, and unique greeting card lines," said the Arnolds, who put a lot of thought into finding things that Fayetteville residents will love and can't find anywhere else. The fact that they win this category year after year is a sure sign they are getting it right. Stop by and be dazzled. Best Place to Buy Local Art City Center Gallery and Books 112 Hay Street 910.678.8899 or www.citycentergallery.com Like so many of our Best of Fayetteville winners, Hank and Diane Parfitt owners of City Center Gallery and Books, understand the importance of promot- ing and supporting local talent and promoting the best from within the Fayetteville community — and there is plenty of talent to promote. From the moment the gallery and bookstore opened in 1999 that has been their mission. This is a boon for local artists and authors because the Parfitt's offer a convenient Downtown Fayetteville venue for them to showcase their talents and network with the community. This gallery and bookstore refuses to compromise on quality. Rotating exhibits keep the gallery fresh and the offerings current. Original art and art reproduc- tions and photographs make collecting and building a personal collection fun and affordable. City Center Gallery often works with businesses to install and showcase art in local offices. Through every interaction with artists, custom- ers and businesses looking for high quality art, there is an underlying, although sometimes unspoken, principle at work. "We have continued to promote an understanding that what our artists do is not a hobby but, in fact, it is how many of them they make a living or supplement other income," said the Parfitts. Best Framing Shop Lisa's Custom Framing 1266 Fort Bragg Road 910.484.3585 or www. lisascustomframing.com Framing isn't really just about the frame, matting or even the item be- ing framed. Framing is about taking what matters most to us and turning whatever it is … a photograph, a memento, an award, into a personal state- ment that reflects who we are and what we treasure most. It's turning life's most important memories, moments and events into art that will last a lifetime. Expert framing is telling your story, your way. That's a tall order and one that Lisa's Custom Framing takes very seriously and has for more than three decades. Lisa's opened in 1982 and quickly became known at THE place to entrust with memorializing life's most precious moments. Owner, Robin Kelly has carried on that tradition since 2008. If it is important to you, Kelly and her talented staff will make it worthy of gracing your walls. They have framed everything from "… portraits to pistols; violins to violets; jerseys to jack- ets; golf balls to glasses; flags to fans; masks to mirrors; shells to shawls … " Kelly knows how to show off and showcase those things that are most important to you. Count on her to frame your next story!

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