Old Bob Clark's store opens again as antiques store

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 06:17 PM.

"It’s exciting because this was the cornerstone of Havelock," Taylore Clark said. "It was here for so many years of course and then the Clarks getting up in age and retiring and then Steve with his untimely death, it was just great to see it come back to life."

Robert Steve Clark, Taylore’s father and son of Bob Clark, was the last Clark to operate the pharmacy. He died of cancer in 2008, and the store closed two months later.

"I think my dad would be really happy to see the building the way it is," Taylore Clark said. "It was getting old and run down and we put a lot of time into it. My mom has an antique store in New Bern and we both really like antiques and we thought this would be a really cool thing to do.

"A lot of work went into it. We cleaned it up, put new tiles in, new lighting, new electric, new heating and air, new roof, and it turned out really good."

She said her grandfather is pleased.

"He’s very excited that we put time and money into the building and redid it," she said. "He’s very happy it’s in the family and that we didn’t have to sell it. He’s happy that we’re in here. He’s very excited for us."

Carolyn Clark, the oldest daughter of Bob and Stella Clark, also grew up in the original store.



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