Tidal Merchant Opens in Oak Island

on 06/14/2016 - 05:06 pm

Tidal Merchant Opening

Tidal Merchant owner/buyer Diana Laster and staff celebrated their Grand Opening with a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new store located at 6324 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. 


Store owner, Diana Laster had a dream of opening her own store since she was a child. After growing up in the area and seeing our small town grow into a nationally known tourism town, there was no question that now was the time to make that dream come true.


Tidal Merchant sells apparel for women, men, and children. Also a variety of gifts and accessories for all. In addition to their apparel and other merchandise they sell outdoor equipment such as kayaks, paddleboards, metal detectors, and other things to make any customers visit to the beach extraordinary.


Tidal Merchant prides itself in being unique. Anyone that shops at the store will notice that they are not the store that sells all the notorious brands that you can find at every outfitter store.  They have taken the time to shop hundreds of brands to find the most unique choices so that their customers will see something different than what they’re used to seeing.


Pictured: Diana Laster, owner/buyer of Tidal Merchant (center) is joined by Chamber Ambassadors (Brina Falby & Jonathan Peele) and Tidal Merchant Staff members:  Ginger Astoske; Cayli Caison; Kayla Crisco; Ragan Evans; Morgan Schondelmeier; Thomas Hyatt; Keith Gilley.

Tidal Merchant Equipment