Vintage Market changes monthly
November 4, 2014
When walking into Meredith Fischer's Eddy Street Vintage Market, one might experience nostalgia, but not deja vue as the shop is never the same each month.
The pop-up shop is open one weekend a month, but each time the doors open the 2,400-square-foot shop is completely transformed to reflect a new theme.
"It's unlike anything else," the 29-year-old owner and designer said. "It's entertainment and shopping all at once because you know every time you walk in it's going to be completely different."
Fischer is a 2004 Douglas High School graduate, who was born and raised in Carson Valley.
After graduating from University of Nevada, Reno, Fischer made the city her home where she encourages friends to visit Carson Valley for her monthly sales as well as explore other businesses and restaurants in the area.
"Growing up in Gardnerville, I have a special place in my heart for the town and would love to not only see it continue to prosper but also help others discover the hidden gem that is located just a short distance outside of the city limits," she said. "It's not just about this, but Carson Valley as a whole, and promoting tourism here. I have a list of places I haven't been to that I want to check out."
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Two years ago, Fischer rented space inside Cheshire Antiques while working in Reno to sell items she had collected over the years. In May, Fischer decided it was too much to continue communting from Reno to Gardnerville and held a sale inside her father's old dentist office on Eddy Street to liquidate her collection.
"We had such a great response, we decided to do it once a month," Fischer said. "The next sale we changed it all up and had a summer theme."
Eddy Street Vintage Market sells antiques, repurposed furniture and other items.
"I hate seeing something go to waste when it's in perfectly good condition, just ugly," Fischer said. "Plus, older furniture has such a good quality to it. We like really unique pieces. People who think they've got things they want to get rid of should give me a call."
Four generations of the Fischer family from her 92-year-old grandmother to her 2-year-old nephew help transform the shop every month to match the new theme.
"That's one of the best things about the shop. It's a combination of work, and I get to spend time with family. We have a really good time."
Because the store's inventory changes each month, Fischer said it's never hard to rearrange the items and offer shoppers a new experience.
"There's so many times when I'm trying to go to sleep, but I'm moving furniture in my head, and can't wait to get here to do it," she added. "In order to transform this the way we like to, takes a lot of time."
The next sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16.
For this sale, Fischer will give shoppers 1 percent off their total sale up to 15 percent for every two cans of food brought into the shop to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
"We have people say, 'I better get it now because if I don't it might not be here next month,'" Fischer said. "We've made so many new friends through this adventure. It's a wonderful feeling to know they love this as much as we do."
The shop is located at 1235 Eddy St. in Gardnerville. Fischer said the shop is also available by appointment for shopping parties, but she typically needs 24-hours notice.
For more information call 230-1101, email MeredithMackenzieDesigns@gmail.com or find her on Facebook at MeredithMackenzieDesigns.