Hunters, MARSOC marines, elite athletes and military gear enthusiasts will find a home at The Safe House. The store, located on N.C. 210 in Sneads Ferry, is owned by two brothers-in-law, John Grise and
Working as a team, the two complement each other business-wise.
“Stu knows the gear and I know how to sell it,” Grise said.
The store stocks specialized boots and clothing, rucksacks, sunglasses and athletic and exertion recovery gear and aids. The brand names will be well-known to anyone familiar with high level athletic or survival training.
Tactical gear is designed for certain environments and purposes. Many times taking the gear into those environments or using the gear for the purpose it was developed can foster ideas for improvements or enhancements. Stueber recognizes this and offers consultations for bringing those ideas to fruition.
“I have experience with this kind of equipment at a level that is different from that of an average pro shop,” he said.
Beyond selling tactical gear and consulting on customization, Stueber has a vision for the store which speaks to its name. A ‘safe house’ is a sanctuary of sorts and what Stueber wants people to know is that it is a safe place to come to and talk. Stueber welcomes anyone into the shop. He anticipates that young Marines will find their way in not only to check out the gear but maybe eventually to start a conversation about their experiences with one of their own whose perspective and experience may be of value. He hopes to see those from a civilian background come in as well if they are interested or curious about the merchandise, MARSOC way of life and even life after military service.
“I am happy to talk to anyone and forge relationships with those in the local area,” he said.
For information, contact the Safe House at 910-353-3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the-safe-house.net or facebook.com/thesafehousenc.