HINTON, W.Va. — In the town where three rivers meet, there is a little shop that prides itself on being strong and playful.
The Otter and Oak is a general store and art gallery located off Second Avenue.
“The original owner also wanted the store to have a playful side. Since we’re surrounded by water, she figured, ‘Why not Otter and Oak?’ It really brings to mind the aspects of the area.”
The shop is just one of many that has arrived in downtown Hinton.
“We don’t have a Wal-Mart here, which isn’t a bad thing for Summers County,” Stiffler said. “This is a very quiet, quaint community that has a lot of individual shops.
“For us, this is about being able to offer something to our community so they don’t have to travel to Beckley or Princeton to get what they need…