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Mixed Nuts, the self-proclaimed purveyors of "precious junk and handmade goods," have opened a second store. Now, in addition to shopping its original (and larger) Outer Richmond location at 3243 Balboa, find unusual, vintage signage and antiques at the new outpost at 227 Fell. The store's concept began over two years ago, when store owners Brandon Clark and Jon Rolston bonded over a shared interest of finding and hauling antiques (with a particular focus on mid-century chairs). Clark tells us that his antiquing began as a kid, growing up in southern New Jersey, visiting antique shops and vintage Hot Rod shops with his parents.
The Hayes location fell into Mixed Nuts' lap, according to Clark, thanks to an opportunity via design client Social Print Studio. "We never thought we could afford a location in Hayes," Clark explains. As the kinks of opening the second location are worked out, the third partner (who came aboard last year) Anthony Williamson is manning the Outer Richmond store while Clark is stationed at the Hayes one. Rolston plays more the role of curator and hauler. Hurry in this weekend to score an original, WWII Eames plywood leg splint ($1,350) or vintage casting molds ($42) before they're gone. The Hayes location is open Thursdays through Sundays, from 12pm to 7pm.
· Behind The Counter With Mixed Nuts [Hayeswire]
· Mixed Nuts [Facebook]