A grand opening will be held right now for Black Cat Vintage, the most recent enterprise to open up in downtown Cambridge.
The notion for Black Cat Classic arrived about soon after owner Paige Moore graduated college in December 2020 and determined she desired to create a showcase space for distributors and a spot the place people today could shop for classic merchandise.
The store capabilities classic outfits, tiny merchandise, industrial, mid-century, fashionable and vintage items.
The company is situated at 637 Wheeling Ave., which is the previous place of Penny Court docket Antiques that relocated following a fire.
“When the outdated store that was below shut, I feel it established a void for individuals seeking for antique or classic merchandise,” mentioned Ryan Pavlov, owner of the making.
“That is the objective of other (company house owners) I talked to who have arrive to downtown is to carry as substantially of the youthful group as possible to downtown,” Moore mentioned. “I feel like that is the era that is heading to make variations.”
Moore believes vintage items and stores are now drawing a younger group.
The business enterprise is vendor-centered and every single seller rents a area. Moore is seeking a lot more suppliers, and can accommodate 53 vendors.
The organization occupies two tales of the building. The first flooring is pre-1990 vintage things and the next floor is committed to regional artists and sellers who sell handmade merchandise.
“There is a Mosser glass vender on the next tale so individuals can see there is nonetheless glass staying produced in the community,” she explained.
The name for the company comes from a large black cat Moore rescued above July 4th weekend two decades in the past, and she designs to have a couple shop cats in the retailer.
Hrs of procedure are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday via Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.