Wingard’s expansion

Wingards’s Gift Shoppe expansion - Karamie Hallman photo

Wingard's Market in Lexington might arguably be most well-known for its variety of plants, but many whimsical, colorful and Midlands-made items can be found in the facility's gift shop.

The shop recently underwent a 600 sq.-ft. expansion. Additional local and regional retailers' products will now be included in Wingard’s Market Gift Shoppe, just in time for the holiday shopping.

Co-owner Wally Steinhauser purchased an old farm house to use as the base of the shop's expansion. After renovating the building with new windows, a handicap ramp and a fresh coat of paint, the farm house will nearly double the store.

The shop, full of Southern charm, has been established for more than 121 years.

“The gift shop is the original Wingard’s homestead house, and it will continue to be the focal point of the business,” Steinhauser said. “As our business continues to grow, so do our client’s needs, and we want to be able to serve them the best that we can by offering more products and a little more comfort while they shop. The house is a symbol of our heritage, and now, it is also a sign of our future.”

Windgard’s will be hosting a re-opening ceremony for the holiday season Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration will feature refreshments and special giveaways.

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