Controversial shop moves from Buckhannon

The owners of Mom and Pop’s Hippy Shop have spent the past week relocating from their shop that was once across from Buckhannon City Hall to a new Weston location.

The shop had opened at 57 East Main St. in Buckhannon in October.

Dave Matthews with Lewis County Addressing and Mapping said the owners had applied for an address for their new shop location along U.S. 33 East near Weston Ford.

The Buckhannon City Council has been working on an ordinance that would ban the sale, possession and use of synthetic drugs.

By unanimous vote, the City Council approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance at Thursday’s meeting.

“I’m terribly, terribly happy that the Mom and Pop’s Hippy Shop has closed down across the street,” Councilman Ron Pugh said. “I’d like to thank the youth and the adults that appeared at City Council. Coming and telling us what they would like to do, that’s one of the most important things that you can do.”

A representative of the shop posted a statement on Facebook, saying, “Everything we sell is legal in the state of West Virginia. We cannot help if everyone does not agree with what we sell. Then again we do not agree with everyone’s opinions.”

In another Facebook post, a representative wrote, “We will no longer be selling potpourri, and we will no longer have the adult backroom. We will be reopening next Monday.”