Nautical Antiques & Decor, although still heavily damaged, will be open on Black Friday, (November 28th) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We have had an abundance of customers who have asked to come and see our inventory after the storm and hopefully this will be one way to accomodate that. We will have beer on (and in) hand and ready to do business (although limited to cash and checks with I.D.). The short hours are due to compliance from the sun as we are without electricity.
In longterm news, we plan to have a grand reopening tenatively on March 1st. We are going to save the champagne until then. Unfortunately, there is a lot of work yet to be done between now and then. Stay tuned by joining our mailing list at www.piecesofship.com/mailinglist.htm
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