Well, it didn’t take long to fill the former Renaissance Guitars storefront. (We didn’t think it would, as that stretch of storefronts has definitely upped its profile over the last several months—new tenants, facade upgrades, etc.)
The new storefront will be home base for the owner’s line of handmade and vintage clothing. While we’ll miss the guitar store that occupied the space before, it’ll be nice to have a continued retail presence in that location. And with the addition of vintage and handmade clothes, that’s one less reason you have to venture outside the neighborhood for new (old) apparel.
* As a side note, we don’t know if the new space was inspired by the movie of the same name depicting a 70’s-era glam rocker. If, indeed, it was part of the inspiration, we’ll just go ahead and categorize this as a pretty rad addition to the neighborhood.
We ran into the owner the other day, and she was already adding her touch to the interior. No word yet on opening date, but it appears to be on the fast track. For now, check out the Velvet Goldmine Shop on Etsy.
Also, on a related note, the last space in the same row of storefronts appears to be getting fixed up. (And to be fair, being fixed up is a stretch; it’s becoming less dilapidated.) Who knows if it could ever meet code and become another storefront, but, at the least, the improvement of this commercial stretch continues.
And that’s encouraging. (Though, we won’t hold our breath on this building quite yet.)