We are pleased to welcome Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts to our Dune Family of Retailers!  They are located in the historic and beautiful Southport, NC where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean.  Lantana’s is a family-run gallery and gift shop featuring handmade items from near and far.

135359_121774507890846_2209120_oThe store owner Jim Meehan was recently quoted in Coastal Living regarding his move to Southport and the celebrity buzz in the area.  He has seen Hilary Swank, Fergie and Josh Duhamel frequenting Southport during their downtime while they are filming  movies in the area.  Although these famous faces have come and gone in town, there are many people that have felt a connection and have been compelled to stay.  Meehan said, “I went from selling steel to sterling silver.”  He ran a steel-fabrication business in Ironton, Ohio before moving to Southport with his family 5 years ago.  “We were ready to try something new and exciting,” he said.  Meehan had considered opening a gallery for years.  After exploring Southport while visiting his daughter at a college nearby, he decided it was a wonderful fit.  He said, “We were drawn to the sense of community here.”

Follow Lantana’s on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest items in their store.  You can also stop by for some southern hospitality and a unique shopping experience the next time you are in the area.  The First Friday Gallery Walk from 5-7pm has new artists, refreshments, and entertainment.  Southport is truly charming and makes a wonderful day trip.  Consider making your trip an adventure by taking your car on the ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport for only $5!  It’s a fun and scenic ride.

Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts
113 South Howe Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461