Jacksonville Beach-based T. Gregory Imports has finally opened a store in Fernandina Beach! Todd Whitten and Romey Maloy, who own both the Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine stores, say that customers would come in and ask them why there wasn’t a store in Fernandina Beach. “They told us there was nothing like our shop in the area, so we decided to open a store up here.”
T. Gregory Imports is a home decor and accessories store which imports a wide range of both antique and production furniture and accessories from around the Pacific Rim. “We love to travel in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, and love selecting items we know our customers will enjoy,” says Todd. Whitten, who was previously a jewelry designer and a wholesaler of home décor, decided it would be more fun to work in retail. He opened the Jacksonville Beach store in 2002, and then a store and warehouse in St. Augustine.
T. Gregory Imports carries beautiful antique Chinese cabinets, outdoor teak furniture and a large variety of unique home accessories and designer grade florals. The 4,500-square-foot Fernandina Beach store also showcases handmade mirrors, lamps, ceramics, original art, and terra cotta pots. Many of the production pieces are from re-claimed wood. Manager Nathan Toothman loves working with customers to bring their ideas to fruition. T. Gregory Imports is located at the corner of SR 200 and Old Nassauville Road next to West Marine. For more information, call (904) 491-3227 or visit tgregoryimports.com.