Huckleberry Fins celebrated their grand opening on October 30th. Greg Opie, Julie Opie, and Jenifer Moody, owners of the Orchard Cafe in Manning, South Carolina, recently opened another business in the Manning area. The owners are sisters who, along with Opie’s husband, are originally from Myrtle Beach and moved to the Manning community about three years ago. Huckleberry Finn is a men’s and women’s clothing store. Southern Tide, as well as many other brands, are available in the store. Huckleberry Finn is developing its clothing line, which will be available in the store shortly.
While eating breakfast at Manning’s corner diner, the family discussed starting another business. Opie has always worn men’s fishing clothes, and he soon realized that the closest store for fishing attire and clothing is in Charleston or the Myrtle Beach area. This inspired the family to start looking for vacant businesses to open another shop. The name was chosen by the family because their grandson’s name is Finn, so they established the business after him and added Huckleberry to the beginning.
“We’re very family-oriented. All of our family works with us,” Opie explained.
Patricia Hendren is the mother of Julie and Jenifer Hendren, who runs the store full time.
The Manning community has been very welcoming and has truly shown their support for both of the family’s businesses. The community held a Christmas open house on November 7th. Over a hundred people came to the new business to show their support and to purchase many items from the store. The goal for Opie’s business is to bring people to the Manning area.
“It’s not just our business that we want people to spend money on; it’s everyone’s business while bringing people to Manning,” Opie said when asked what their business goals are. “Manning is a great little quiet town.”
Over the next few weeks, the store will be receiving a slew of new items and surprises.
“We feel that Manning has welcomed us and given us a lot of great feedback,” said Opie.
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