The new Urban Provisions General Store provides a modern take on an old-time general store.
Owners Savannah Northcraft and Britton Turnbull sell handmade modern Americana at “accessible” prices — including furniture and furnishing, candles, specialty food items, small batch cocktail accoutrements, screen printed T-shirts, and denim handbags.
The owners found their vendors on such sites as Instagram and Etsy, as well as at trade shows specializing in American-made products such as Northern Grade and Renegade Craft Fair.
“We wanted to carry brands that weren’t already represented in Kansas City with a focus on locally made products,” Northcraft said. “People like to know that the goods that they purchased are made by someone making a living wage. Anything you buy here you can feel good about.”
The store recently opened at 2616 Guinotte Ave., next to the Local Pig meat shop in the East Bottoms. Northcraft is married to Local Pig partner Adam Northcraft. She previously was guest relations manager for Boulevard Brewing Co. Turnbull had been visual manager for Pottery Barn in Omaha.
Urban Provisions carries a variety of handmade products, many from the Kansas City area.
There are candles from Kansas City’s Browning Co. in such scents as Camp Site, lavender vetiver, coriander vanilla, citrus basil and patchouli rose; handbags made from premium denim scraps by Olathe’s Burgundy Circus; a line of Kansas City-themed T-shirts by local artists; and cubes made of reclaimed fabric by Turnbull’s mother-in-law in Albany, Mo.
National vendors include hand-harvested pure sea salt from Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt Co., pasta from Brooklyn-based Sfoglini pasta shop, and heirloom beans and popcorn from Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food of Napa, Calif.
Turnbull also is selling his unique doormats and mid-century modern style console tables and side tables.
But customers also can get creative in their purchases. There’s a make-your-own succulent planter section and a custom lighting section where they can choose fixture, cord and light bulb. Urban Provisions also plans to offer furniture-making classes and classes to make bitters for cocktails.
The shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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