Established North Carolina Kayak Shop Relocates to Old Fort, NC

Old Fort, NC – March 18th, 2024 – Waterways, western North Carolina’s leading kayak shop, originally based in West Asheville, proudly announces its relocation to Old Fort, North Carolina.

The newly established 5,000 square foot retail space showcases an extensive range of kayaks and accessories tailored for both fishing and recreational use, featuring renowned brands such as Feelfree Kayaks, Seastream Kayaks, 3 Waters Kayaks, and Jonny Boats. Complementing its paddlesports offerings, the store also stocks a variety of general outdoor recreational equipment including waterproof dry bags, coolers, and outdoor apparel. Moreover, the showroom will serve as a local community hub, hosting seminars, guest speakers, and special events focusing on the region's recreational and fishing communities.

In addition to expanding the store's footprint and accessibility, the decision to relocate to Old Fort was motivated by consumer demand, aligning with the area residents' passion for outdoor activities and fitness, as well as its proximity to numerous bodies of water and streams.

Jonathan Wicks, Store Manager, expressed his enthusiasm for the transition, stating, "While I valued our original location in West Asheville, I am excited about our new shop in Old Fort, featuring a spacious showroom and being centrally located to fantastic paddling destinations, making it more convenient for our customers. Old Fort holds a special place in my heart as it's my home, my own Mayberry if you will, where everybody knows everyone despite undergoing tremendous growth."

The Old Fort store is officially open for business, with a grand opening celebration scheduled for March 23rd, 2024. The event is open to the public and features limited time, in-store sales on select products while offering door prizes, snacks and refreshments.

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Event Information:
Old Fort Store Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 (10 AM – 5 PM)
123 E Main St, Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone: 828-575-2128
Normal Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Company Overview
Established in 2019, Waterways is a paddlesports and kayak fishing retailer owned and operated out of North Carolina, dedicated to providing quality products, knowledge and exceptional customer service with additional locations in Florida, Texas, California and Kentucky. For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please email Director of Marketing, Roland Jimenez at