Downtown-Store

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There is an incredible (and attractive) man in downtown Denver, Colorado that sits in front of the Tattered Cover book store that (for a tip) will make up a poem on the spot about whatever topic you want. He’s amazing! I chose Sunflowers as my topic and this is what he came up with. 🌼 I recommend anyone in the area to go see him. He’s really really nice too.

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Road trip to Nashville so far!
With pop-culture-savvy-fallen-angel

In the retail excursion through the city, one aspect repeatedly interested me:  displays of look books and runway shows.  From Bottega Veneta to local stores, such as Downtown, displays of the collection are easily found away from the racks.  It reminds the consumer that the store isn’t just about making a profit; the fashion is artwork.  Whether it be in runway shows displayed on thin televisions in Bottega Veneta, expensively bound books given out by Prada or a well displayed portfolio of Downtown’s collections and notoriety; all makes the shopping experience more exquisite.

-Miracle C.

(picture taken in Downtown’s San Francisco store)

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Baltimore corrections officers charged with looting convenience store during unrest

Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were caught on video taking merchandise from the 7-Eleven on the corner of W. Baltimore and Howard streets on April 25, the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.

It was one of several stores that were damaged and looted in the city when protests turned violent over the death of Gray, 25, a week after he suffered a severe spinal injury in police custody.

The officers, who were both assigned to facilities downtown, were charged with theft and burglary and placed on unpaid leave, the department said.

In the video, posted to YouTube, Richard is seen coming out of the store holding Slim Jims, while Cobb has Tostitos chips, police said. Police identified Richard as the woman exiting the store wearing yellow tennis shoes, black Adidas jogging pants and a jean jacket. They said Cobb was the one in yellow shoes, blue pants and a black sweatshirt with a large white graphic on the front.

Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer praised investigators for “immediately” following up on a tip that led to the officers’ arrest.

Bronx artists have something to celebrate: They no longer have to go to Manhattan to get their art supplies.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, a worker owned supply shop with thousands of items has opened its first Bronx store in Wakefield.

Located at 3961 White Plains Road between E 224th and E 225th Streets, the 8,000+ square foot store offers everything you’d expect from downtown stores and then some.

From canvases, yarn, spray paint, and markers, to chalk, watercolors, brushes, sketch books and more, there isn’t much you won’t find at Artist & Craftsman Supply.

The company was founded in Maine 30 years ago and now boasts over 20 stores across the country (read company founder, Larry Alderstein’s story on the company’s beginnings)

All stores hire locally and reinvest back into their employees by giving them stock in the company thus enabling them to be owners.

The store is really, really massive. Like really massive.

And it’s not only their employees that they invest in—they also invest in their communities and local artists.

In a few weeks, Tag Public Art headed by Sinxero will be painting a mural in the neighborhood along with graffiti legend Sexer. This is one of two local murals that will be painted in collaboration with the store.

Artist & Craftsman Supply also seeks to partner up with local arts organizations and schools and even has special discounts when artists spend over $250 and $500 each get a respective discount, students and teachers get 10% discount every day.

“Everybody’s in the business to make money, you have to make money to succeed but we really want to support artists, to support and foster artistic endeavors in our youth especially”, said Cassie Brehmer, Regional Manager of Artist & Craftsman Supply.

Already they are doing exactly that.

The company generously sponsored two events for No Longer Empty with Lady K. Fever that focused on families and children and the store will also be tabling at Boogie on The Boulevard this coming August. This is something that she mentioned that they love to do so if you’re an organization that needs vendors or tabling partners definitely reach out to them.

She also mentioned that the store was originally going to focus on urban arts but they quickly realized that, “…The Bronx was an art supply store desert,” so they used that learning experience to adapt to the needs of Bronx artists.

The upstairs area may be small but looks are deceiving as the basement stretches across 3 store fronts underground.

According to Brehmer, prices are comparable or lower to other Manhattan art supply stores and that they also will price match if a customer brings in a sales flier.

One of the many wonderful things I encountered while checking the store out is that the employees are also artists and are extremely knowledgeable about the products and are quick to assist you.

Oh and did I mention that the store was painted and designed by the employees themselves?

Brehmer also stated that the store will eventually feature a classroom area where employees would be able to provide classes, but get this: It will also be available to artists, free of charge, who are interested in teaching classes as well.

I’m not an artist myself and I’m super excited about this and can only imagine my artist friends’ and Bronx artists’ reactions when they read about this let alone make a trip there.

No longer will our artists have to venture outside of our borough and can invest their money locally.

Don’t forget to tell them you heard about them here at Welcome2TheBronx!

This won’t be their only location in The Bronx as they are hoping to open up a second location at some point in the future but more on that later down the road!

You can contact them at:

Artist & Craftsman Supply
3961 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10466
Toll Free: 844-250-8044
Phone: 718-231-0501
Email: bwp@artistcraftsman.com

The store is open 7 days a week as follows:

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The Bronx Finally Gets A Full-Fledged Arts Supply Store—And It’s MASSIVE Bronx artists have something to celebrate: They no longer have to go to Manhattan to get their art supplies.
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The iconic Glen’s Fair Price Store in downtown Harrisonburg sells Confederate flags in a bucket on the sidewalk Tuesday. In the wake of the South Carolina killings – and Walmart’s decision to remove Confederate merchandise from its stores – I’ve reached out to Glen’s to see if it has gotten complaints and whether it is considering pulling the flags. (Suggestion: Do it, please.)

// …. I know I said I was gonna do drafts yesterday.. but then my friend let me borrow Beyond: two souls… and well..

I’ve failed you all!! Dx

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cafffiend asked:

37, 45, 54

37. What do you say during awkward silences?

i usually say i’m awkward lmao or sometimes i just make a weird random noise or something

45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

if we’re being honest and considering it’s summer, i usually get out of bed because i’m really hungry 


54. Favourite store?

there is this store in downtown fullerton called oh hello friend and they sell stationary and like stuff from etsy and these cute things!! and they have cute reminders all over and it’s so cute what the heck it makes me feel so loved being in there :’)

Hey yall! Come out Friday night and check out 60+ photos of mine transcending over 5 and a half years working as a bicycle messenger at the new @chrome_industries store downtown (1331 15th Street) Free beer, an alley cat, food and live music. Major thanks to @midg_view @germzcox @cautiousrob @thenavybean @the_naccc and Amanda at Chrome. #messlife #denvernaccc