Fairhope shop outshines Walmart

Pate owns Village Peddler in downtown Fairhope and when asked about competition from Wally World, quickly replied, “It’s all about customer service and unique merchandise.”

The shop is an “everyday living” store with kitchen gadgets and home accessories for dining and patio entertaining. Pate bought the store a year ago from the founder,
Caroline Marney.

Fairhope shop outshines Walmart