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Novelty shop opens in Ludowici
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Friends, family, associates and Long County Chamber of Commerce representatives gather at Betty Jane's to help owner PJ Wasson cut the ribbon at a grand opening. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
P.J. Wasson liked to hit the flea markets and consignment shops. But she always thought, if the right place became available, she would open her own store, but with a twist.
Well, this last Wednesday she had the grand opening of Betty Jane’s, The Cutest Little Store That Sells Everything You Don’t Need in Ludowici.
Along with the Long County Chamber of Commerce, Wasson and her husband, Eric, their two daughters and four grandchildren celebrated the culmination of her vision.
“I always hit the flea markets, but most of them are hot and dirty.  The consignment stores are pretty good, but they keep half of your money. This shop doesn’t have those problems,” Wasson said.
She added, “With our store you pay one $25 monthly fee, and whatever you sell, you keep all the money.”
Wasson said she also will sell items on Ebay for customers for a fee, and will let people set up their own flea market on the weekends for $5 a day.
The store carries anything you can imagine, from football and racing items, to books, candles and beads for all occasions.
“We have beads for any pro team colors, and also the local school colors,” said Wasson.
She also said her shop sells skateboards and repair parts for skateboards. “We let the kids come in and put the skateboards on lay-a-way with whatever they can put down.”
So far she said she has sold six skateboards in this manner.
She also said there are numerous Phoenix Candles for sale, and a small gallery of New York photographer Wayne Thiel’s works available.
“I think the shop is classy and unique, and I love coming in here,” patron Mia Smith said.
The shop also sells old-fashion ice cream, “penny candy,” and a few other food items.
The shop was named after Wasson’s mother, and is located at 11 South McDonald Road.  If you want more information you can call Wasson at 545-3362.
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