Three Years After Buying Bits N Pieces, Shannon Arrick’s Store Earns SBA Honors
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Shannon Arrick, owner of Bits N Pieces, discusses his antique shop at 646 Commerce Street in West Point on Friday. Arik was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Small Business Award by the Small Business Administration. Since acquiring Bits and Pieces in 2020, Arik has expanded the second floor to give local vendors more space to sell their products in-store.Photo Credit: Grant McLaughlin/Temporary Staff
When Shannon Arrick was still a teenager, she went junkyard and thrift with her stepfather, John. Years later, she turned that memory into her passion for antiques and she traveled around the world through the US Army, eventually settling in her Point of West. “Most of the time I would go to the junkyard with her father,” Arik said. She said, “I used to go to antique stores, thrift stores, junk stores and find beauty in old tools and things like that. One of my favorites is her totally
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