WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A 70-year-old building at Wrightsville Beach is getting a facelift and will soon be a surf shop. The old building on South Lumina Ave. has been vacant for 40 years, and it's kind of been an eye sore. Now it's fixed up, and next month the old Glen Restaurant and Hotel will become the South End Surf Shop.
Owner Jeff DeGroote is using the old doors for his dressing rooms. Most of the artifacts found inside are being donated to the Wrightsville Beach Museum for everyone to enjoy.
"Upstairs is pretty much untouched since the '40s, so there are a lot of artifacts, bedding and essentially some really cool items up there, and we've had the Town of Wrightsville Beach Museum up there to check a few items out," DeGroote said. "And our ultimate goal is to make the shop both levels, we're going to clean up upstairs and preserve what history is still up there."
The new owners are still moving stuff in, but they plan to be open for business at the beginning of June.