The Olde Barn Door open in Wilmington


The Olde Barn Door open in Wilmington

By The News Journal



Olde Barn Door owner-operator Rebecca “Becca” Bennett stands inside the retail store in downtown Wilmington. She is joined by her granddaughter Michelle Nakata, who has blue makeup on her face in preparation for a preschool Halloween Day trick-or-treat trip to the city building. She soon will get dressed up in a mermaid outfit.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

WILMINGTON — For sale at a new downtown retail shop named The Olde Barn Door, at least as of this writing, are a cotton candy maker, lanterns, air fryers and a braided rug.

The inventory at The Olde Barn Door will change as sold items are replaced by other things, said owner-operator Rebecca “Becca” Bennett.

Almost all the items currently in the store are new, she said. They include “shelf pulls,” closeouts, and things that are inside torn boxes where the product is fine but the original retailer didn’t want to keep.

Bennett calls those the “ugly boxes” part of her business.

The Olde Barn Door is located at 34 N. South St. in Wilmington, which is the former location for Rome Jewelers before it relocated to West Main Street in renovated space inside the Samuel Walker Building.

Presently, some of the things for purchase are decorative floor mats, candles, scented cubes, Kylie Cosmetics, wreaths, big bath bars, a snow cone party station, tumblers, wired ribbons and decorative ribbons.

A long-time existing business, Castle Bail Bonds, has a presence at the same location as Bennett is an agent and her husband heads up that business which serves seven counties in the region. They also have an auction business located on South Walnut Street in Wilmington.

The business hours for The Olde Barn Door are Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (sometimes later).

The phone number is 937-219-7797.

Olde Barn Door owner-operator Rebecca “Becca” Bennett stands inside the retail store in downtown Wilmington. She is joined by her granddaughter Michelle Nakata, who has blue makeup on her face in preparation for a preschool Halloween Day trick-or-treat trip to the city building. She soon will get dressed up in a mermaid outfit.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/10/web1_new_biz.jpgOlde Barn Door owner-operator Rebecca “Becca” Bennett stands inside the retail store in downtown Wilmington. She is joined by her granddaughter Michelle Nakata, who has blue makeup on her face in preparation for a preschool Halloween Day trick-or-treat trip to the city building. She soon will get dressed up in a mermaid outfit. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal
The Olde Barn Door open in Wilmington

By The News Journal