The owner of Adjectives Markets, with stores in Altamonte Springs and Winter Park, fell in love with downtown Winter Garden and knew that would be where he opened his next location. The “old-town feel” complements the type of merchandise — vintage furniture and décor — that is for sale at Adjectives, Jeremy Thompson said.
Thompson said he has been approached constantly by residents who are eager to find out when the store will be open.
“I’ve never had such a reaction to one of our stores,” he said. The community out there is so tightly knit, and they get so excited about stuff. They are making us feel very welcome.”
By mid-March, shoppers will be able to walk along a collection of booths rented by individuals who showcase their own flare and style in antique and vintage wares.
“We like to divide up stores so shoppers can experience multiple different creative visions in one place,” Thompson said. “We curate a lot of vintage-inspired décor merchandise that goes well with vintage decorations.”
The Winter Garden store will be similar to the one in the Winter Park Village. It will also sell its line of paint and refinishing products.
“Basically, everything that people expect from Adjectives and have grown to love at the other stores, we will be bringing to Winter Garden as well,” Thompson said.
Behind the brown paper that covers the front windows, Thompson’s team is working on the cosmetics of the interior. The wall partitions are already up.
The owner is planning a soft opening in the next three weeks.
“People will know because the paper will be down and the doors will be open and people will be welcome to come in,” Thompson said.
Business hours haven’t been set, but Thompson plans to keep the shop open seven days a week, with later evening hours and earlier Saturday hours because of the nature of downtown shoppers.
“We want to be there to serve people and will be open when people are having fun,” he said. “We want to be part of the fun.”
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