On Saturday, April 14 the little community of Grant’s Lick Ky was all abuzz. For months the residents of the area had watched as a couple of local entrepreneurs worked to transform a dilapidated old structure into a useable retail space. For as many years as anyone can remember, the old building has sat alongside the road slowly succumbing to neglect; but no more. While the proprietors decided to embrace the old mercantile for what it was and not erase its history with a major facelift, they did take measure to abate its decline.
The doors were open at noon to a steady stream of excited customers, who had braved the frequent downpours, to finally get a chance to see the transformation. Even with the clouds and rain, the shop looked cheery and welcoming with the façade decked out with flowers, paintings, wall art painted on old window panes, rustic farm tools, buckets and more.
Once inside they found and eclectic array of antiques, gifts and collectibles…
and a loft boutique featuring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories.
I was there, as their visiting artist, demonstrating my wine glass paintings.
After wandering among the interesting selection of merchandise, customers were pleasantly surprised to discover a lovely secret garden nestled under the eaves of a large covered patio located behind the shop.
The tiny community has whole heartedly embraced the new shop echoing the sentiment in the owner’s choice for its name –
“Just What I Want”
Just What I Want – antique, gift and collectibles; located 971 Kenton Station Rd, Grant’s Lick, Ky; firstname.lastname@example.org; email –