Archive for December, 2015

Who’s a pretty little bird……. You Are !

December 6, 2015

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This is for the Birds !

Oiva Toikka is one of the most well known names in Finnish glass art. His style, rich, imaginative and bold, has earned him international praise and many awards. Toikka’s Birds embody Iittala’s commitment to craftsmanship and imagination. Each Bird incorporates new color combinations and techniques to produce one of a kind creations that are collected worldwide.

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Birds can be found here @ scandinaviangrace.com

 

New Brewery Planned in Shokan’s Scandinavian Grace Building

December 2, 2015

Catskill Eats

A Woodstock resident who learned to brew beer after quitting Wall Street plans to open a new brewery in Ulster County, in the building that’s currently home to the Scandanavian Grace store and coffee shop.

Rick Shobin and his business partner, Scott Shimomura, have struck a deal with owners Alan and Juliette Eisenson to buy the 2-acre property at 2866-2872 Route 28. It includes the 2,700-square-foot commercial space as well as a separate two-bedroom house, according to the Eisensons’ for sale by owner listing. The sale is scheduled to close in January, both parties say.

“Rick will have one of the best locations on the gateway to the Catskills, and a great location to develop his great ideas,” Alan Eisenson said.

Scandanavian Grace expects to be ousted as soon as the deal is completed. Owner Fredrik Larsson said he is scouting for a new home for his high-design store and small cafe…

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