UNION — A new local store has combined inventory from two former stores to give customers an all-in-one shopping opportunity.
When longtime local store The Totem Pole went out of business in June, customers approached Gina and Sammy Fullbright — owners of Fullbright’s Nutritional Center — mentioning there was no place to buy archery supplies locally. The Fullbrights thought of expanding their inventory, but their building was too small. They decided to purchase the buildings which were formerly The Totem Pole and create a combination of the two stores, offering American-made products such as guns, ammunition, bows, crossbows, nutritional items, herbal remedies and more.
That combination is now called The Outpost, which is located at 315 Belvue Drive, Union.
The Outpost has been open for four weeks, and the Fullbrights said a grand opening celebration event will be held soon.
“Customers seem to love it because it’s the best of both worlds,” Gina said.
Gina explained the name “The Outpost” came from the theme of the Wild West, when people went to an outpost to pick up their necessities.
She said the store has grown in leaps and bounds over the past four weeks, consistently adding inventory, as they have worked to get the business off the ground.
“If they came in a couple weeks ago, they should come back in and check out how much more we have,” Sammy added.
The store also offers layaway and special orders, and as a FFL (Federal Firearms Licensees) dealer, The Outpost offers customers the opportunity to purchase guns elsewhere and have them transferred there for a $25 fee.
The store will continue to grow, as the Fullbrights expressed plans for the future including firearm safety and instruction classes for women, eliminating any fear they may have of firearms. The Fullbrights also plan to get the store’s archery lanes back up and running, improving upon what is already there.
“I appreciate the help and support we’ve received from the community and our customers already,” Gina said, adding that she has been thrilled to see customers come in with smiles on their faces.