The new store includes retro couches, ornate lamps and more.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | 2:30 p.m.
- Patina Decor
- 1211 S. Main St., 776-6222
- Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
It seemed like an optical illusion. Not long after Retro Vegas picked up and moved down Main Street into larger digs painted their signature pink, vintage furniture and decor started popping up again in the shop’s former home. Retro couches, stylized glassware, ornate swag lamps and vintage telephones. Who was responsible for this bounty? Now open under the name Patina Decor, the store is owned by Denver imports Kate Aldrich and Tim Shaffer. With an eye for style and design, their wares range from vintage furniture to the petite and precious—including a heavy glass bottle emblazoned with the word “GIN” and flying mermaid sculptures from Mexico. The only problem? Leaving this block without draining your wallet.
Downtown Arts District Officially known as 18b Arts District, the downtown arts district contains an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants just a short walk or bus ride from Fremont Street. Known as "18b," the Las Vegas Arts District is located immediately south of downtown Las Vegas in an area bounded by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston) and Colorado Avenue.
The name, "18b," represents the original Arts District area, which consisted of 18 blocks. Today, the Arts District area has grown beyond those original 18 blocks and is a classic urban mix of residential, commercial and cultural uses that will continue to grow as the hub of the arts scene in Las Vegas.
On the first Friday of each month, an arts and cultural event is held in the district. The "First Friday" festival draws up to 10,000 visitors into the neighborhood. This event encourages people to flock downtown to browse, buy, eat, drink and mingle. The event is a festive environment with food and beverage vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works.