THE INDEPENDENT NEWS
CREEDS — Pungo Ridge, a family-run store for Western fashion, boots, décor and more, said goodbye to fans of its retail location in Creeds with an auction and sale in February, but the business continues online.
“We’re still doing online sales,” co-owner Tom Moore said during the auction on Feb. 22. “When you call, you’ll still be able to talk to one of the gals.”
He and his wife, Kelley Moore, will continue to operate the longtime family-run site, which predated the retail shop, at westernbootsales.com. It offers a range of apparel, boots and hats, as well as furnishings and pro rodeo gear.
Tom Moore said the retail space was becoming too much work, and they weren’t getting enough foot traffic in the rural community along Princess Anne Road in southern Virginia Beach.
He said they appreciate the support over the years. The Moores have supported community organizations such as 4-H, and he said they will remain active.
Some of the remaining stock from the Creeds space will be sold by Copper Bit Boutique in Camden, N.C. — like Pungo Ridge, another veteran-run business.
“Thanks for being such a great customer over the years,” Kelley Moore said after one sale on the day of the auction.
The customer, Sherry Rice, had purchased a decorative barn star. Her family has shopped here for items with a country feel and boots and shirts for a son who rides horses.
“I’ll miss coming here,” she said.
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