Glenwood South has been a bustling little corridor since the Creamery building was completed about ten years ago. Since, businesses have come and businesses have gone. Some think the changing nature of the area has recently been governed by economics, others think it’s culturally relative. Either way, Revolver Consignment Boutique has decided that the imminent demolition of their current location is reason to sign a new lease and move closer to downtown.
The lease was signed this past week and Revolver will be moving at some point in July. The exact opening date has not been set. Their new location will be at the corner of Glenwood Ave and Jones Street, upstairs, above the Bridal Shop. Owner Liz Johnson is “excited about the new location” and said that the space is set up similar to her current location, multiple rooms. It is upstairs, which poses a bit of a challenge to foot traffic, but Johnson said that “there is a lot more visible storefront” in the new location. There is a freight elevator to the second floor as well, which will help out with large consignment loads. Johnson’s Consignment Policy requires appointments to exchange clothing. This allows her to gather a great stock of clothing, rather than whatever can be stuffed in a bag and offloaded on the business. This results in the fine product line that Revolver is known for.
Johnson said that “Spring has been the store’s best season so far” and hopes that the new location will only help sales. The store is essentially the same size but more of the space in the new building will be usable for retail. Currently, the house in Five Points has a kitchen and a couple of other spaces that aren’t very retail friendly. With the bridal, flower and antiques shops downstairs and 518 and the Turkish deli across the street, Revolver shouldn’t have a hard time getting a good amount of daily foot traffic. But, it could take staying open late like Catch 22 to reach the Glenwood market.
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