Revival has been in its current location since 2006, but its roots go back to Cape Cod, where owners Joe and Jodie first met and married. Both shared a love of history and antiques. That love translated into a job at an auction gallery for Jodie, and soon the pair jumped into the business themselves culminating with a shared shop in Chatham, Mass.
Family ties brought them to North Carolina in 1997, and Revival was born a short time later when Joe and Jodie became vendors at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Flea Market. Revival was the largest vendor at the market for many years, and customers and friends made there are still among the most loyal, with multiple generations of families becoming shoppers. As Revival continued to grow, the decision was made to expand to the current Capital Boulevard location.
Revival is proud to be a true small, local and family business, where both Joe and Jodie work. Jackie, Jodie’s mother, has been an integral and invaluable part of Revival since its fairgrounds days. And the next generation has become part of the business as well with nieces and nephews pitching in and helping on a regular basis. While our warehouse crew is not related by blood, they definitely have become part of the Revival family. Most visible is Nigel, the master painter from Upstate New York, whose background restoring cars translates into beautiful finishes on furniture.
And no back-story of Revival would be complete without mention of Bella, the latest addition, a small but spunky cockapoo puppy. She has wormed her way into everyone’s heart at Revival and proven herself a worthy mascot on the road, having been to many antique shows throughout the northeast.
Loyal customers are the backbone of any small business, and we thank you for taking the time to learn more about Revival. We encourage you to shop small and local whenever possible and look forward to your next visit!