Twigs and Twine Restoration Now Open in Phoenix's Melrose District
There's a new kid on the block, and the Melrose District's most recent addition to its well-known arsenal of vintage, refurbished and antique shops goes by the name Twigs and Twine Custom Restoration and Design.
Mark and Jill Roberts are the creative husband-and-wife duo behind the venture, which was operated out of the Roberts' home and eventually vendor spaces along Melrose's Seventh Avenue before becoming a full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop. Twigs and Twine opened its doors less than a month ago to much fanfare, and to celebrate its grand opening, the Roberts are hosting an open house Friday, January 24, from to 8:30 p.m. and will be serving up hors d'oeuvres and wine.
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One man's trash is another man's treasure, and although Macklemore may have revived the old adage in hip-hop circles, Twigs and Twine is doing a pretty bang-up job in finding a seemingly endless supply of treasure amongst the inevitable trash.
Though the shop's located just off of the famed Seventh Avenue at 626 West Indian School, we're willing to bet that the Melrose District will accept Twigs and Twine as one of its own.
The Roberts share their space with another vendor, Another Man's Junk, which turned out to be their saving grace in making the leap to open their own brick-and-mortar store.
After originally coming to look at the building with intentions of opening up with a friend who did similar stuff, that idea fell through and the Roberts just didn't think they could make it work financially on their own, mainly due to the man hours of working at the store.
After calling the landlord to say they couldn't make it work, he told the Roberts that a couple had called him and said the same exact thing. The landlord asked if the Roberts would want to talk to them.
"I was like yeah, all right, thinking there's no way we're going to actually connect with another person and it work out," says Jill. "We had breakfast, and just instantly hit it off. They've been so wonderful. It really is a companionship. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for sharing the space."