If you would have asked us 8 years ago when we started Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, what’s next, I don’t think any of us would have guessed where this journey would have taken us. We had big dreams that seemed unlikely and scary to chase after. Well, 8 years and about 25 markets later, the owners of Junk in the Trunk are embarking on a new and exciting journey!
Over the years, we have had the privilege to get to know our neighbors; from local artisans, shop owners, restauranteurs, developers, florists and so many of you who call Arizona home. We are so fortunate to live in a city filled with creative people and we think this great state supports small business owners like no place else. We have been on a journey to find a place to lay down some permanent roots in addition to our occasional events here in AZ + CA and while it has been a long process, we are grateful to have found our spot.
A year ago, we bought a building in the heart of Arcadia. It was built in the 50s and has been abandoned for years! The ceilings were moldy, the walls were crumbling, but we knew it was something special! The neighborhood has such a rich history and we are so honored and excited to be a small part of this amazing community.
The Vintage Arcadia is a dream come true for us. We wanted to create a gathering place for the neighborhood to connect, to shop, to dine and to relax. The storefront will be filled with curated gifts, home décor, artisan goods and one of a kind vintage and antiques. We are also excited to have Chestnut as part of the space providing casual, handcrafted, farm-to-table dining and drinks that Incorporate the refined culinary influences of Los Angeles, New York, and London.
Demo started a few weeks ago, and the excitement is building! We will be sharing the process here on the blog and you can also check out our website thevintagearcadia.com! We hope you will follow along!