I purchased the 20,000 square foot building in 2013, which used to be the home of of the Department of Social Services and many many years ago the home of Montgomery Ward Department store. After almost a year of renovations a whole new life has been brought into the building. Although I have added some new features such as large windows in the front of the building, I tried to keep as much of the original architecture as possible. After removing the drop ceiling in the emporium it was so exciting to see the beautiful tin ceiling that was hiding above. The old wood floors were refinished, but we kept the squeaking to remember the old times.
The renovations truly have been a labor of love for both the building and uptown, Martinsville’s central business district.
Our current store hours: Wed-2-6 pm, Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday 12-6 pm, Sat 10-6 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. These hours may change during the winter months so be sure to check back.