Coming to Winslow Arizona’s Historic Route 66 Entertainment District…
The former antique store’s renovation is nearly complete, and will re-open as The Motor Palace Mercantile, an old-style corner shop heavily influenced by Brian and Lori Law’s love of motorcycles and classic cars, likely including snacks and specialty foods along with vintage and new merchandise–all with an emphasis on Made in USA or Country of Origin, along with handmade products from local makers.
If all goes well, a “pop-up store” will open in time to open for Winslow’s two biggest events: The Standin’ on the Corner Festival and the Just Cruis’n Car Show! Through the fall and winter, we’ll host “Sneak Peek” and “Pop-up” events while we sort some things out and officially move. The official opening will be in the spring.
June 30, 2017 Brian and I (Lori) closed on 213 Kinsley, formerly known as On The Corner Antiques. The next morning, at three a.m. we got in the truck and drove from California to Winslow to get the keys. We were too excited to wait another minute.
Brian and I love old things. Old motorcycles. Old cars. Old furniture. Old buildings.
Antiques aren’t goods, they’re stories.
Old things have character. History. That’s part of why we bought the building across from the Winslow Theater seven years ago.
Why We Came to Winslow
While passing through town on a motorcycle in 2007, Brian fell in love with Winslow, and a couple years later I fell in love with the Motor Palace. We’ve made progress taking the building from an empty shell to an inhabitable space, but it still needs more work, and we needed more room.
We talked to David Hartman–historic property expert and fellow car enthusiast–about storage buildings for sale, and he led us to 213 N. Kinsley, an antique store next to the Standing on the Corner Park. The perfect buildig for us. Big, and a great location.
We don’t want to be straight up antique dealers, but we do love old stuff, and so we’re working on a plan to incorporate a mix of old and new, Made in USA, all influenced by our love of motorcycles and classic cars.
Before we open to the public, we have work to do, sorting, searching, and arranging. The building is sound but could use fresh paint, and interior prettying up.
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Many thanks for reading and a big thank you to the people of Winslow for making it such a great town.
See you all soon!
Lori and Brian Law