By May 4, 2015 Read More →

Hinton store caters to outdoor enthusiasts

Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis Otter & Oak, located at 3022 Second Ave. in downtown Hinton, is owned by Mountainplex Properties. The company also owns several restaurants, businesses and a movie theater in Hinton.

Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis
Otter & Oak, located at 3022 Second Ave. in downtown Hinton, is owned by Mountainplex Properties. The company also owns several restaurants, businesses and a movie theater in Hinton.

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 said she wanted strong brands and the more she thought of strong brands, the more she thought of the oak tree,” Director of Hospitality Stephanie Stiffler said. “The oak is indigenous to the area and it’s just so strong.

“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…

 

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