Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Owl and Thistle General Store Coming Soon

The hoppin' block between Park and Sterling is getting another new business, opening in eight short days. There's more information in the press release, below.

Also, nearby on Nostrand, Anthony Mackie was tending his bar (and he built it himself, as in with his own two hands, which I did not know) at NoBar over the weekend.

Old Fashioned general store to open on Franklin Ave in Crown Heights Brooklyn

July 18, 2011, Brooklyn, NY

Owl & Thistle General Store will open at 720 Franklin Ave (between Park Place and Sterling) in Crown Heights on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Owl & Thistle General Store is a new take on an old-fashioned concept of a community oriented store offering a wide variety of products under a single roof. Items available include greeting cards, women’s clothing, small batch food items, kids toys and clothing, bath and body products, home accessories, jewelry, totes, purses, and more. We specialize in local, sustainable and fair trade goods at affordable prices.

We scour the world and our own backyard so you’ll be able to find McClure’s Pickles and Granola Lab granola made by our neighbors in Crown Heights as well as purses, pillows, and other accessories from the Awava women’s cooperative in Uganda, just to name a few. We carry greeting cards beautifully crafted from sustainably harvested wood and soy ink, all natural play dough in aromatic varieties like cardamom, lemongrass, and lavender, and various clothing pieces created by local designers.

The proprietress, Keri Cavanaugh, is well acquainted with local products and fair trade. A long time independent clothing designer and former Peace Corps volunteer, she brings her love of practical yet beautiful wares to Owl & Thistle General Store. You can be assured she will bring a collection of carefully chosen products that cater to all members of the community. New items will continuously be added so stop in often.

Nestled in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Owl & Thistle will be open Wednesdays - Saturdays 11-7 and Sundays 12-6. For more details visit www.owlandthistlegeneral.com.


  1. Hardly the "Heart of Crown Heights".

  2. Good luck. ....it is a very tough market for upscale gifts at the moment.

  3. Glad to hear that the store will cater to all members of our community. Sounds great!

  4. Sounds great to me! I love buying gifts at places like this but usually have to trek in to Manhattan. I could see this doing just fine.

  5. I agree - a great option for buying gifts! (Don't listen to the negative naysayers.) Your partner list looks fantastic!