Island Time Home and Gifts at 5507 Stringfellow Road (in the Subway Plaza) will celebrate its grand opening on April 26.
"We opened last month but the space was just too small for us," Nancy "Nan" Patterson said. "But luckily this space on the end became available and we decided to relocate here. This is not only bigger but more visible from Pine Island Road."
The Pattersons, Kenny and Nan, are originally from Muscle Shoals, Ala. They have been coming to Pine Island since 1995.
Nan Patterson outside Island Time Home and Gifts on Pine Island.
"Finally, after years and years of renting, we purchased a home in Bokeelia last year," Patterson said. "I told my husband that if I ever get to live on Pine Island you'll never get me off.
"I originally opened a much smaller shop and shortly after opening I realized I would need more room," she said. "Once this space became open I jumped on it.
"Opening a business like this is something I've always wanted to do but it just never seemed to be the right time," Patterson said. "Once we got back down here and we finished the house, I just thought this is the right time... this is lots of fun. I worked in the hospitality business for years and missed the contact with people. It's sure nice to have people to talk to all day."
The shop offers island clothes, local art, island jewelry, metal yard art, small furniture and consignments.
Hours at the store are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. For more information, call