I popped into the new Space519 on the fifth floor of the 900 Shops, and left craving enchiladas. The “refined general store,” as owners Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel (former owners of the now-defunct clothing boutique Jake) describe it, currently has a fun display inspired by a recent trip they took to Santa Fe. The wares include fashion accessories (chunky, colorful bead necklaces and other Southwest-chic jewelry) and amazing black-clay skillets that Lawson uses to heat up enchiladas on the stovetop and than transfers directly to the table (one skillet per guest, presented on colorful woven mats—also available at Space519). “Whether my friends are ultra-modernists or have a big country kitchen, they love the way this cookware looks,” says Lawson. I was certainly taken. The store also has a funky beach-living theme going right now (with fun vintage driftwood lamps, hip totes and more) and has plenty of candles, some vintage furniture and a great selection of travel books. Themes change seasonally. Refined general store, indeed.
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