The Parsonage Shoppes Houses Old, New and Gently Used Treasures

Nov 13, 2018
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

The Parsonage Shoppes at 182 North Main St. (Route 9) in Manahawkin will celebrate a grand opening Friday, Nov. 16. Proprietor Deanne Bula brings together local artists and vendors with unique talents throughout two floors of a restored house that once was home to the family of the minister of the historic church just doors away.

It's a compelling selection of old (antiques) and new plus gently used items including name-brand clothing..

Bula previously managed the Tuckerton Emporium for then-owners John and Rosemary Kumpel. She feels fortunate to have Rosemary come out of retirement and bring her experience and merchandise to the Parsonage Shoppes along with many other talented colleagues.

Bula spent her childhood summers at her family’s home in Little Egg Harbor, and after marrying she chose to become a full-time resident and raise her own family in town.

Attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City extended her passion for decorating and finding unique treasures. She is a great believer in giving a second life to many of her finds.

The proprietor is also proud that renowned local artist Lance Lichtensteiger has a magnificent display of his fish and wildlife carvings for purchase or special orders. Posted there is his biography, which features his work purchased by celebrities and others from around the world.

Shoppers are invited to stop in to enter a gift basket drawing and help celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24; come to the Local Holiday event on Dec. 7; and patronize Men’s Night Shopping on Dec. 14.

Follow The Parsonage Shoppes on Facebook or contact them by phone at 609-270-7685. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. —M.S.

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