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furniture in stock, including some great
mid-century pieces, along with an array of
flooring and beadboard.
Bayside Chic
4002 Broadway | 409.621.9540
Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm;
Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Located along a picturesque stretch
of Broadway Avenue, Bayside Chic has
developed an equally appealing aesthetic
within its showroom of high quality
coastal furnishings and décor. A recent
shipment infused the store with two
truckloads full of sparkling new inventory,
including bedding, mattresses, lamps, and
several one-of-a-kind pieces.
Owners Mike and Dena and their
knowledgeable staff are also aware that
the most daunting part of decorating or
redecorating a space is not simply finding
the perfect pieces, but also knowing how
to fit them all together comfortably and
beautifully within the home. This is why
they offer free and comprehensive design
services with furniture purchases. A
scheduled home visit allows the designer
to get a firsthand look at the space and
take pictures, and from there they will
work with the customer to select the
perfect accommodating pieces. The
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many readers have reached out to us wanting updates on the local business
scene. This month’s special Local Business Spotlight offers a closer look into some of the Island’s favorite retailers,
with stories of how they fared through the storm and worked tirelessly to quickly reopen their doors to residents and
guests, as well as announcements of new fall arrivals and unique seasonal offerings. Whether you are a local, frequent
visitor, or new to all that Galveston has to offer, the city’s vast array of creative entrepreneurial endeavors offers a
matchless shopping experience that cannot be found in big box stores, with the added bonus of buying local and
supporting small business as we all work together to recover from Harvey.
Antique Warehouse
423 25th Street | 409.762.8620
Monday & Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-5:30pm;
Sunday 12pm-5pm; closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Other than being sought after for its
historical significance as a mid-century
Galveston bordello, the building that
houses Antique Warehouse is also the
keeper of Scott and Holly Hanson’s
extensive vintage and antique collection
that is an experience in itself. Although
the downstairs showroom took on nearly
two feet of water as Harvey was moving
out to the east, the entirety of their
inventory came out unscathed thanks
to Holly’s determination. During the
few days before the worst of the storm
hit Galveston, she managed to move
everything from the first floor up into
the second and because of this, the store
was reopened within days of the storm’s
passing.
Smaller items at the Antique Warehouse
range from housewares to books and
collectibles, while their unmatched
inventory of authentic and well-kept
salvage pieces are crucial to homeowners
who wish to preserve the integrity of
historic properties during renovation.
They currently have a large variety of
design services even include complete
setup, including placement of furniture
and the installation of wall hangings.
Keeping in mind all of the recovering
families in the area, and as a special offer
to all of their local customers, Bayside
Chic is currently offering 0% financing for
48 months to any who qualify.
Blu Boutique
2118 Postoffice Street | 409.220.3564
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm;
closed Monday
Downtown’s newest retail addition is the
product of Michelle Robach, a real estate
agent from the Austin area, and her
daughter Emma, who is getting real-world
experience while she attends school for
business. Together they have assembled
a delightful collection of fashionable
sundries that range from novel and
whimsical to elegant and eye-catching.
Mermaids are a personal favorite of hers,
and an enchanting gathering of mermaid
inspired pieces are among the various
themes represented at Blu.
Fortunately, the store only took on
a couple of inches of water when the
downtown streets flooded on the Tuesday
morning after Harvey’s landfall. “All we
lost were a few boxes of Christmas items,
By KIMBER FOUNTAIN
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GALVESTON MONTHLY |
OCTOBER 2017
ISLAND SPOTLIGHT