The front door, which is always open, leads to an expansive floor with a bohemian vibe that intrigues and beckons passersby to come in. Try it out. Stand at the front door and watch how many people walking by stop in on an impulse. It’s a lot. Once inside, you’ll find the store’s inventory covers a lot of ground, literally and figuratively. The room that you initially walk into (above) comprised the entire store when owner Marci Siegel first opened two and a half years ago. A short time later it was expanded to include the room at the back, which today features a large neon “Roadhouse” sign, again beckoning you on.
The most recent expansion was into the adjoining storefront (above). This additional space was perfect for the wonderful collection of mid-century inspired furniture from Apt2B that the store now offers. As you explore this room, don’t be surprised if the one of the friendly staffers stationed behind the hip corrugated steel counter offers you a glass of wine.
At the center of the store is rectangular sales counter, beautifully constructed from stacks of books, complete with built-in shelves. (If you’re the type that has refused to throw all of your books since high school, here’s a great way to put them to use!)
With regard to the categories of inventory, the scope of this boutique is broad to say the least. Co-Op 28 represents the work of over 115 artists, artisans and designers from around the country and beyond. The amazing assortment includes vintage gowns, wall art, sewing machines, signs, jewelry, candles, ornaments, infant clothing, books, clocks, and more, and more, and more.
One of my other favorite things about the store is “Popcorn”. Not the edible sort. Popcorn is a sweet, slow moving, rescued Dalmatian who follows Marci everywhere around the store. Popcorn was preceded by another sweet Dalmatian rescue named Pretzel, who could always be found napping beneath one of the tables of clothing.
So stop by and experience Co-Op 28 for yourself. Buy a gift or two, chat with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, have a glass of wine and adore a sweet Dalmatian.