Oasis on Grand
By Chris Lee
Pause to admire the delightful windows of Foxglove Market & Studio, and you’ll undoubtedly be drawn inside this recent addition to Grand Avenue. You’ll stay to browse the wares of the lovely little hybrid shop that specializes in home goods, tabletop items, locally grown and organic flowers, locally made gifts, letterpress stationery, and more.
Not surprising that the merchandising is eye-catching: Proprietor Christine Hoffman drew on her design, and home- and event-styling background to create a retail concept that embodies her preference for repurposed and organic. Though she hatched the idea for the shop by happenstance, encouraged by the owner of the Golden Fig next door, Hoffman stocks many products she has used and loved over the years. So far, she says, the mix of handmade, vintage, and organic offerings seems to appeal to customers: “People come in and say, ‘I could just live here.’ That’s just the right response.”