Really cool warehouse store!


My friend saw some of my work I have done, and projects I am now working on (which will be put up once they are done). He told me he was on a road trip out west and he cane across this warehouse store. He later sent me the link. The place is really cool! Definitely worth checking out the website! Maybe it will strike up and idea for someone!

http://www.westendsalvage.com/

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Goodhart6 years ago
Where I live, they have a bunch of these kinds of places, one very nearby is on like five floors, but looks very small from the outside (me thinks it is the Tardis after it was put out of commission).

Another place a few miles up the road is all on one floor, but is nearly a quarter mile long.  And a third place, in the other direction, is in a hanger like building, but it's hard to "pick through" his things.  You pretty much need to know what you are looking for so he can direct you in the proper direction.

And then there is Obscura  in NYC.  That has to be one of the coolest sounding shops I've ever heard of, and I want to visit one day.
Korndog (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
deff a place to check out if I'm ever in that area.
If you can get it on tv, there is a show called ODDITIES if you want a preview of this very ODD store :-)   (for some reason I can not embed this, so here is the link....)     Or then there is another one here..... 
Kiteman6 years ago
I've heard of them, but I can't remember where...
There's a few TV shows on places like that, folks go picking through places to buy salvage or remnants from estates to find hidden treasures. I think there is also a green/reuse/salvage store like that in NYC but it is in the hipster part of town.
(I guess it's not safe for you to visit the cool part of town?)

I think if you look back at history, the "artful community" has always been a bohemian sort occupying the fringe neighborhoods - squatting in abandoned industrial places, lofts, decrepit apartments...but in turn gentrifying the neighborhood after a generation or two...so yeah, I do not have a Batman tumbler to visit.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Park_Riot_(1988)

But is it seems much better now...take a walk with google street view.
I've been wanting to visit the shop, but need an excuse to be in NYC (one Ellen will accept......yeah, like THAT'S going to happen).