Whether you live in the area or are traveling through, take a moment to see The Front Porch. This is a retail shop in downtown Lewisburg that caters to anyone who loves beautiful things and is in search of finding something for their self, at home, or on a mission for the perfect gift. There are a wide selection of items ranging from home goods to jewelry and clothing.
Top selling items include menswear and accessories: Zenfari, Southern Marsh, Beretta, Missoni, Kuhl, Mountain Khaki, Native and Maui Jim sunglasses. In the gift/accessory category: John Medeiros Jewelry is very popular, in addition to glassware by Rolf Glass and Sterling (which is affordable and may be personalized), and tabletops by Vietri. Candles and room fragrance by Seda France are also in high demand. Japanese Quince is the shop’s top selling fragrance candle and you may find it burning when you visit. Napa Home & Garden products were introduced this summer 2014 and have been well-received among customers.
Family owned and operated, the shop recently celebrated its first anniversary. Front Porch manager, Tammy Comodor (pictured to the left with her team), is very grateful to the local community and out-of-towners who have supported the shop’s first year. She is also thankful for the attendance during their recent 1 year party. In the past year, Tammy and her team have been committed to keeping an open mind about new ideas and products and will continue to do so.
Tammy tells us, “My sister, Dawn Hirt (shop owner), and I absolutely love going to market and bringing back new ideas and fabulous merchandise that we know will excite our customers!”
If you enjoy hosting parties, you can find gorgeous tabletop sets by Deborah Rhodes, Pom Pom, Hester & Cook Kitchen Papers, and Vietri. Pair these sets with coordinating paper products by Caspari. The shop also caters to customers in need of lamps, hurricane lamps, and picturesque mirrors. If you are a book lover, you will find the perfect comfort reading for the upcoming holiday season. The shop also carries Lady Primrose products and unique gifts by Zodax. They also provide a bridal and gift registry, which has become quite popular in recent months.
One can spend $5 or $500 as they have a very wide price range that will accommodate any budget.
“We love beautiful things, and wanted to provide Lewisburg a source for home accessories, gifts in a wide price range and men’s clothing, which we saw that the town sorely needed.” – Tammy Comodor
They will gladly gift wrap any purchase in their signature brown paper with Tiffany blue ribbon. They also have the ability to ship anywhere in the United States. If you don’t see an item in the right color or clothing in your size, please let them know. They will gladly special order items for you. Many customers utilize this option!
The Front Porch welcomes anyone who has not yet been in the store to check it out and browse. They promise you that you’ll enjoy the hunt for the perfect treasure. They are located near the Livery Tavern and Post Office in downtown Lewisburg at 219 E. Washington Street. 304-645-4454
– Christina Entenmann, LBSPY #56 (July 28-August 25, 2014)
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.