Shopping Traditions Return with The Cotton Gin

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, September 3, 2020

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a year ago, a fire engulfed The Cotton Gin’s historic red, farmstead building. With the original store temporarily closed, shoppers sought out The Cotton Gin’s characteristic Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Simply Southern, Pandora, Scout, Vera Bradley and coastal beach decor and other novelties at the store’s other locations in Nags Head, Duck and Corolla. However, the Wright family’s diligent work has the familiar flagship location in Currituck ready to welcome shoppers back to the north wing and Thyme and Tide Café in the spring of 2021. 

Meanwhile, you can still enjoy The Cotton Gin’s timeless shopping experiences at its beach locations, Sanctuary Vineyards’ pop-up shop and their online site. However, it’s still worth visiting the original location for the fun happening next door at Sanctuary Vineyards. This premier North Carolina winery offers daily wine tastings, special events and shopping for their signature reds, whites and roses. Surrounded by a vista of vineyards, you can sample the winery’s award-winning wines in the fresh, countryside air. Outdoor heaters enable a comfortable and safe winery experience year round. And if you’d rather discover new wines in the comfort of your own home, keep an eye out for the return of door-to-door deliveries this winter for your winter warmer needs.  

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Jarvisburg: (252) 491-2387 | 6957 Caratoke Highway
Corolla: (252) 453-4446 | TimBuck II
Duck: (252) 261-2387 | 1185 Duck Road
Nags Head: (252) 449-2387 | The Bypass, MP 14.5

About the Author Hannah Lee Leidy
Hannah Lee is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer living on the Outer Banks. She graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Traveling is her passion, but nowhere ever feels as much like home as the Outer Banks. When not planning her next trip or adventure, Hannah Lee loves aimless drives down the Beach Road, spending copious amounts of time in coffee shops and reading every short story collection she gets her hands on.