Frisco Mercantile has been in business for 10 years, and customers can find just about anything at the store, Regional Manager Sam Moore said.
“Things you find here, I call them ‘loved items,’” Moore said. “Somebody will take a piece of old furniture, repurpose it, fix it up and paint it. It’s just a lot of one-of-a-kind items that you just can’t get anywhere else.”
Moore said these “loved items” make it a lot of fun for the customers, who he said sometimes stay in the store for three or four hours because they want to see everything.
Moore has been with Frisco Mercantile for seven years. He has worked his way up from doing security to eventually becoming regional manager of Frisco Mercantile and other surrounding stores. Moore said he loves being in the business because he has the opportunity to talk to people and learn about the items coming into the store.
“I take care of all the leasing [for the store]and I get to talk to all of these people and I just realize how talented they are, and they bring in some great things,” Moore said. “We have a large variety of items, which is part of what has made us so successful.”
Frisco Mercantile has about 278 suites and carries a selection of furniture, home decor, antiques, records, gifts and clothing. Prices can range from less than $10 for small gift items to $1,000 for a large chest of drawers.
Moore said there is no limit to what Frisco Mercantile would offer as long as he believes it will sell.
Frisco Mercantile holds community events, such as a back-to-school bash in August and ladies’ night in October, at which women are invited to shop, drink wine, and enjoy appetizers and desserts.
“We want to show appreciation for our customers, especially our repeat customers,” Moore said.
Moore said the store can help the growing Frisco community by providing unique decor for new families.
“We’re excited about all the houses that are going up because these are people that need to decorate their house, and if they want to find something unique, this is the place to do it,” he said. “Everything here at Frisco Mercantile is of quality.”
8980 Preston Road, Frisco
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m.