While his store is no longer located in the old gas station building on U.S. 63 in southern Houston, owner Darrell Aldrich is keeping its name the same.
Pit Stop’s Ozark Treasures is now in the brick building a few hundred yards north of where it used to be, adjacent to Burch Insurance on the west side of U.S. 63.
The store opened for business in February 2016. Aldrich said things are going well, and that 2018 was by far Ozark Treasures’ best year.
“They say a small business has to be ready to tread water for about two or three years,” he said. “That has pretty much been the case for me, and there were some hard times, but last year was really good.”
Work done by local artisans is one of Ozark Treasures’ primary offerings, and locally produced pottery, jewelry and more are available. Aldrich also carries a huge number of herbs, spices, teas and herbal supplements, and he says he has the largest selection of CBD products in the area.
There are also various antiques, crafts, furniture and other items, and the store’s “Man Cave” section still exists in the new space, with many items geared toward men folk.
Pit Stop’s Ozark Treasures is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (it’s closed Sunday and Monday). The phone number is 417-967-6755.
Aldrich will host a grand re-opening event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, featuring free hot dogs, hamburgers and other food, free toys for kids, door prizes and a car and motorcycle cruise-in.