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Shop specializing in African culture opens new Columbia location

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African artwork, clothing and jewelry is among many items available at the new location of House of Hathor, in Northside Plaza at 6319 N. Main St., Columbia. (Photo/City of Columbia)

The House of Hathor, a store and cultural arts center centered around African and African-American culture, recently held the grand opening for its new location in Northside Plaza at 6319 N. Main St. in Columbia. Mayor Daniel Rickenmann and other community leaders joined owners Jimmy and Angela Wright in celebrating the event.

The store takes its name from the ancient Egyptian goddess of love, peace and motherhood.

The Wrights originally owned an African-themed shop in Northeast Columbia but then moved their business to Columbia’s Greenview area near North Main Street where they both grew up. The new Northside Plaza location, also in the Greenview neighborhood, allows for more retail and event space.

The shop sells a wide variety of health and beauty products, as well as African art including masks and statues and African clothing. The Wrights also offer a wide selection of oils, incense, candles, crystals and jewelry, much of it handmade.

House of Hathor also hosts a variety of community arts and cultural events, including poetry readings and educational workshops.

House of Hathor is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (803) 741-8090.

Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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