This week two new stores opened. A Rare Bird at 50th and Xerxes in southwest Minneapolis has hatched a new space just two doors away. Within the modest exterior at 3012 West 50th Street lies an 11 by 17 foot shop furnished with elegant antiques, gold framed mirrors, original paintings, console tables, and upholstered vintage seating with a cozy yet refined ambiance. A Rare Bird 2’s owner will be rotating between the two shops ensuring that you can visit both. For the next few weeks at least, the shops will be open daily from 11 to 5 (and 12 to 5 on Sunday). For more information, check Facebook or phone 612-707-0514.
A little farther west in St. Louis Park, the Mama’s Happy crew moved their entire inventory from one location to another Sunday evening! Although the sign was waiting to be hung, the new location at 5630 West 36th Street was open and ready for customers today. The space is bright with high ceilings and shows off the refreshed furniture and wall decor. It is also larger than the Excelsior Blvd. store and offers a separate space for painting classes and parking in back as well as at the front door. Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday from noon to 5.
While these shops are open every day, (no longer occasional), they both feature vintage goods and got their start as occasional shops so we want you to know about these expanding local businesses. Happy saling!