A Honey of a First Birthday!

Birthdays abound this month! This September, the Hive turns one and I officially become a “woman of a certain age.” Thinking back over the last year, I am awed to be granted this mid-life opportunity at the same time downtown Gastonia is reawakning.  As the Hive evolves, we are finding new uses for that which […]

Find your happy

Gaston County’s Well of Creativity

The clanging bell over the Hive’s front door startled me as a raggedy string bean of a man tumbled in.  I’d been quietly questioning my wisdom in opening a shop on Main Avenue in Gastonia, and my current customer did not appear to be an affirmation to the contrary.  I hesitated then welcomed my visitor.  […]