A new vintage shop is opening soon in our neighborhood.
East Dallas Vintage is planning a grand opening party Nov. 6 at its location, 4418 Gaston Ave.
The store, co-owned by Chelsea Callahan-Haag and Melissa Maher, will sell goods from 28 vendors. Items include clothes, jewelry, hats, tea cups, cross-stitch video game characters and more. While shopping, customers can sip on Kiestwood Iced Coffee from Peaberry Coffee in Oak Cliff.
What separates East Dallas Vintage from other similar shops is that it’s a hybrid of a vintage and gift shop, so neighbors will find items not available anywhere else. Some vendors eventually want to use the space to teach classes.
The store has sections for vendors, as well as plenty of shelf space for local artisans to display their work. It even has a seating area with a couch so shoppers can hang out.
Maher and Callahan-Haag met while working with Kim Finch, who owns Double Wide and Thunderbird Station. They specialize in different areas, but they share a love of everything vintage. Once they started talking, they realized they both had a lifelong desire to open their own store.
The building where the shop is located was built in 1926, but it was in good condition. Maher and Callahan-Haag have finished most of the renovations. They plan to open the store for three months and then close temporarily to complete a few additional customizations.
Maher says she thinks the area around the shop is destined for growth. Lucky’s Hot Chicken is there, and chef Ross Demers’ Cry Wolf is coming soon.
The grand opening is scheduled for noon-6 p.m. Easy Slider food truck will be at the Gaston Avenue shop noon-3 p.m., and Photo Wagon will be parked there until 2:30 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Gabe Mendoza, DJ Skinny Loggins and DJ Bunny Foo Foo, who will all be playing vinyl soul, funk and yacht rock.
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