A new store has opened its doors in the heart of downtown Ball Ground, offering home décor, repurposed artifacts, eclectic gifts, garden items and more.

Charlie Loughran, a resident of Ball Ground and a shopping center executive with over 30 years of experience managing regional, super-regional and designer outlet shopping centers, has embarked on a new venture with the opening of Sunshine Life in downtown Ball Ground.

The 1,100 square foot store is housed in a historic building on a unique corner lot in downtown Ball Ground and opened June 24.

“I have a lifelong passion for retail, gardening, and gifting, which is a perfect combination to bring to life in my own store, after many years of working with top national retailers to increase sales and traffic in their stores” Loughran said.

Home items include new and repurposed items — furniture, wine racks, lamps, tables, 1,800-thread count sheet sets, throw pillows, candles, decorative bowls, candies, ceramic planters, and a variety of spices and rubs. Shoppers can also find potted succulents and live plants for their homes or gifts.

There are also gift items such as handmade and hand-painted US flags, wood entertainment pieces, and craft miniature buildings for home assembly.

“My hope is that we have something for everyone here, at reasonable prices. Repurposed items are especially interesting; they may have had a life somewhere else, but with some customized love and care – an embellishment, a coat of paint – they can have another life in another home,” said Loughran.

Sunshine Life is located at 205 Gilmer Ferry Road. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit bit.ly/3mK3XuU.

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