- Last Updated on 05:00 PM 01/31/13
- BY Danielle Vaughn
3 Women, No Truck, a store specializing in consignment furniture and home decor located in Downtown South Boston, is now under new ownership. Andy Newland became the sole owner of the store last April.
Since the change in ownership, the store hours have remained the same, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the store still offers layaway.
The store relies on people bringing him clean, gently used furniture and home decor in good condition.
“The pieces are unique and are things you can’t just go to the box stores and find and are things that will give your home character,” Newland said in a recent interview.
“If you’re moving or if people are downsizing, they bring their furniture to us, and we sell it,” Newland said.
Customers can expect to find quality pieces for quality prices and a polite and friendly atmosphere in the downtown South Boston store.
“We like taking in things that are unique and that you don’t see everyday. It makes shopping here interesting and fun, and you get a bargain in the process,” Newland said.
One myth Newland said he wanted to clear up is that items in the store are expensive.
“A big misconception about the shop is that it’s expensive to shop here, and it’s not at all,” Newland said. “We just take nice things that look expensive, but if people came in the store and shopped around they could find some good bargains in here. We keep things reasonable, so they don’t stay around long,”
Newland always has had a love for consignment furniture and antiques. Collecting beautiful and unique items has been one of his hobbies for years, but he never thought it would develop into a full-time business until he bought a third share of 3 Women, No Truck in August 2011.
“My mother and I have always been interested in furniture and antiques in general, and it started as a hobby. We enjoyed going to auctions, so we bought for our home mostly when we first got started, but then we still wanted to be able to go to auctions and buy things,” Newland said. “So we rented a space at an antique mall and became a vendor and started to buy and sell, so we’ve been in this business for 25 years.”
Initially, Judy Green, Carol Foster and Gail Hall were the owners of the store, which is why it was named 3 Women, No Truck. The name of the store was also a spoof on a moving company named Two Brothers and a Truck, Newland said.
When Green decided to move with her husband to Richmond, Foster and Hall, who had been friends with Newland since he moved here from Edinburg, asked him if he wanted to buy out Green’s portion.
Newland lived in Clover for eight years. He was born to Doug and JoAnn Newland on Nov. 16, 1964 and was raised in Edinburg.
He grew up on a farm where his dad raised cattle. He was interested in agriculture and participated in FFA and 4-H.
Newland graduated from Central High School in Woodstock in 1983 and went on to receive a B. S. in agricultural education from Virginia Tech in 1987.
For a while he raised turkeys and cattle until he moved to Clover.
Once he moved to Halifax County, he decided he didn’t want to live the farm life anymore, and he made his hobby his career.