Stepping out on faith hoping to make a mark on his community, young entrepreneur Nicholas Scarbrough is well on his way to becoming a known force in Logan County, already running two businesses that mix personal goals with helping out others as well.
This Monday, Feb. 1, marked the grand opening of Fifth Street Finds, a place where you can find just about anything for any occasion all within 3,000 square feet. By visiting 141 E. 5th Street in historic downtown Russellville, you will experience a superfluity of possibilities provided by numerous vendors offering home décor, antiques, baked goods, and much more.
“It was extremely important to me to be inclusive of the local talent in my community when opening my store,” said Scarbrough who is a 2016 graduate of Russellville High School and a 2019 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. “There are so many wonderful people here that have so much to offer in our own community.”
Scarbrough was born in Logan County and says he understands the importance of investing in your own home.
“I could have moved away after college but I wanted to come back home and use what I have learned along the way,” said Scarbrough adding that it is important if you want your home to grow, to be that growth you desire.
Many may already recognize this go-getter as he has had a strong presence on social media the past year with his first business, Scarbrough Estate Services. This young man has turned an invisible opportunity here in Logan County into a thriving very visible career by helping those who are going through difficult times sell their loved ones’ past.
“I respect and care deeply for my clients through my estate services,” said Scarbrough. “These are people who are handing me the keys to their loved ones’ homes and entrusting me with their memories. It is a very important job for me and one I take very seriously.”
Scarbrough says he owes a great deal of his success to his aunt Eleanor McCormick who he spent a lot of time with before her passing last year at age 82. Eleanor was a very well-known go-getter in Logan County herself, serving as a Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) representative and becoming one of the very first female district managers nationally for the company. In her retirement years, Eleanor procured numerous antiques and owned and operated McCormick Place Antiques and Collectibles in the very spot Nicholas now has his shop.
“When my aunt passed, it was difficult. Coming back and being able to have a store in the very place she had hers is a blessing, to say the least,” said Scarbrough adding, he learned a lot from his aunt and he is happy to be able to share that in his own journey.”
Scarborough says he loves what he does and because of that, it’s never really a job.
“I never wanted a desk job. I wanted to live out the American dream and do what I love. I am able to meet a lot of great people through what I do and being able to help them is extremely important to me, rather it’s through my estate business or now through the shop,” Scarbrough said. “I just want the community to know that I appreciate them and for their support over the past year with my first endeavor. I hope they will continue to support me with this second one as well. There is no place like home and this community is very important to us all.”
Fifth Street Finds is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. You can also contact Nicholas on Facebook if you are interested in his estate services.