The plaque under the picture says, “This building was built in 1922 for the Helen Thomas School of Dance.”
You can’t see her very well, but the lady behind the counter in the pink (with her back to the camera) is the owner. As we were checking out, Cowboy asked how long they’d been in business. The lady helping us said, “We’ve been here for 43 years,” and pointed to the owner saying, “She’s been in here since she was 8 years old!” Now that’s history, people.
Another important detail to note is the kill-me-before-I’m-able-to-eat-my-weight-in-those-cookies bakery downstairs. Those cookies…the giant monster ones that size of my hand? Those are banana nut with burnt sugar frosting. Holy.Sugar.Monster. They were amazing. After trying a sample, there was no way we were walking out of there without one of those babies.
They also have an entire section of vinyl records, which can be really fun to look at.
I also spied this section of old windows. Things like this always make me swoon a little, so if you’re looking for any, they have several in stock!
I haven’t been able to find a single one of these in Kansas City…and found ten in all different shapes, sizes and styles in one little antique shop. What luck!