Where’d You Get That?

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WHERE’D YOU GET THAT?
URSULA AND JOHN GALLAGHER
9 MARSHELLEN DRIVE, BUILDING M
PORT ROYAL, S C 29935
843-379-4900

Where’d You Get That? That’s a catchy name for a furniture and clothing consignment store. This start up operation was begun by Ursula and John Gallagher. The couple moved from the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts just over two years ago. For over thirty years John and Ursula owned and operated a retail furniture store in Pittsfield. They sold the business about three years ago and moved to Beaufort, SC. The last time John was in Beaufort was during training at Parris Island. They bought a home in Beaufort and John got a job as a service manger for the local General Motors Dealership. Ursula worked part time for another consignment shop in downtown Beaufort. Knowing that Ursula could do better, she convinced John that the time was perfect to open her own shop. Retirement appears to have been short lived. Using the SBA 504 loan program and the assistance of SunTrust Bank, the Gallagher’s obtained financing to construct retail store, just down the street from the Main Gate to MCAS Beaufort, in the highly traveled area of Port Royal. On a recent visit to the store, customer traffic was high and inventory filled the shop. Ms. Gallagher was working the store and Mr. Gallagher was just arriving to deliver a sofa that was being consigned for sale. Mrs. Gallagher stated that business was very brisk and anticipates a strong fall and Christmas season. My wife purchased a sweater and top while at the store and the very next morning at school she was asked “Where’d You Get That?”