Archive for December, 2010

Is Phoenicia One of the Coolest Small Towns in America?

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

We think so! And so does Budget Travel Magazine, as we’re on their short list of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Check out the extra-cool shout-out to the Mystery Spot, and then go to this link and vote for us!

Phoenicia, N.Y. (Pop. 388)

Two and a half hours north of New York City, this tiny town in the Catskill Mountains is a smaller version of nearby Woodstock: quiet and rural, with a hippie vibe and an artsy edge. Phoenicia’s main drag is humbled by panoramic views of the magnificent 286,000-acre Catskill Forest Preserve, but surprisingly trendy stores line the street, like Mystery Spot Antiques—packed with vintage clothing, out-of-print books, and quirky housewares—and the Arts Upstairs, a seven-room gallery of original works, often by local artists. Thanks to a wealth of ex-Manhattanites who settled here a decade ago, Phoenicia has plenty of quality restaurants. Sweet Sue’s may look like a regular diner, but the line of locals out the door should tip you off: The brunch menu includes renowned home fries and 25 types of pancakes, like pumpkin, mixed berry, and even carrot.

Everything’s on SALE this December at The Mystery Spot!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hey Mystery-Spotters! We’re trying something new this year — all this month, every vintage item in the shop is 20% off! We’ll be open every weekend this December through New Year’s Day.

We’ll then close for the season, to re-open anew like the blossoms in the spring for our tenth season.

We’re still bringing in lots of estate-fresh merch all the time, and ALL of it’s on sale!

Please consider shopping local, and supporting the mom and pop small businesses in your communities.