The DIME Store Grand Opening First Friday Festivities March 29, 2013
Denton, Texas – DIME (the Denton Independent Maker Exchange) is opening its brick and mortar store in Downtown Denton this first Friday, April 5th. First Friday Festivities include complimentary wine and cheese and live letterpress printing from Triple Threat Press. The Pickled Carrot, a Denton food truck selling Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich, will also be on site. Customers of the store that make a purchase of $25 or more will receive a free DIME sticker pack, including a car decal and four mini decals.
The DIME Store will house handmade goods from 25+ Denton artists, carrying products such as handcrafted furniture, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, handmade bags, and more. The store is located at 510 S. Locust in a converted 1950s home and has the nostalgic flair of a five and dime shop.
The DIME Store is owned and curated by Shelley Christner and Rachel Aughtry, both artists and residents of Denton.
Shelley and Rachel originally began DIME in 2010 under the moniker “Etsy Denton” to promote a community among local artists that sell their work on Etsy.com. Etsy Denton held several large craft fairs at the Center for Visual Arts before changing the name to DIME and announcing the opening of the store in early 2013.
The Grand Opening festivities continue on Saturday with a cookout, beer from the local brewers at Armadillo Ale, and a free DIME tote to the first ten shoppers.
First Friday hours are 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Saturday hours are 10:00am – 6:00pm. Regular hours begin Tuesday, April 9th and are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Website : www.dimehandmade.com
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