TACOMA, Wash. — The champagne may be the hook but it's the treasure hunt that keeps customers browsing across the 12-thousand square feet of space on the second floor of what was once the downtown J.C. Penney.
Mathew Shaw and Lindsey Craig, owners of Tacoma Consignment, admit they are brand new to the consignment game.
"I'd been writing children's books for about 15 years and I was tired of staying home with the cats and I really wanted to do something else," said Craig.
The store is an eclectic mix of consignment items, store returns, and items from estate or online auctions.
"We've got a carousel horse which is really unique. We've got a chessboard that's made of car parts, spark plugs, and gear shafts. We really love bringing stuff like that in," said Shaw.
Here, a mid-century modern display might be next door to something western.
"We do a little trick. We bring in old board games and older items and what it does is triggers this nostalgia. Invariably, people will sit there and tell us stories about their lives and I love that," said Shaw.
Champagne Sunday is no longer the only special day of the week. Tacoma Consignment also offers Wine Wednesdays.
"This space is like a community where people come in and reminisce and tell stories and we happen to sell furniture. It's a lot of fun," said Shaw.
Tacoma Consignment | 1120 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 | (253) 212-9445