20% off EVERYTHING Hibernation Sale! Our last Weekend until Spring!* + we’re HIRING for 2019!

Laura Levine. Lou Reed and John Cale, NYC, 1989, silver gelatin print.

Laura Levine. Lou Reed and John Cale, NYC, 1989, silver gelatin print (left). Typical Mystery Spot album offering (right).

This is it, Mysterious Girls and Boys! Shop now, or forever hold your peace until the daffodils bloom. This Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24/25) will be our final weekend of the season before we temporarily close our doors for a well-deserved winter hibernation.

The good news? Everything in the shop in all seven rooms – even our prints and paintings! – will be on sale in-store only for 20% off during our pre-Hibernation Sale.

SALE HOURS (weather permitting)
Saturday Nov. 24, 11 – 6
Sunday Nov. 25, 11 – 5

EVERYTHING is 20% off! This includes our paintings, limited edition Songbirds of the Catskills prints and proprietress Laura Levine’s archival fine art pigment prints of her 1980s music photographs (as seen at MoMA and in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)  – Bjork, The Clash, Madonna, R.E.M., and Tina Weymouth and Grandmaster Flash. Not to mention our seven rooms packed with vintage breakables, vinyl, old books, vintage clothing, antiques, oddities, Rusticalia, and much more. What about those Mystery Spot t-shirts and tote bags, you ask? Also 20% off!

If you’ve had your eye on something previously spotted at The Spot, now would be the time to pounce, be it a treat for yourself or a gift for someone deserving. And yes, it’s also Small Business Saturday!

Throughout the winter we plan to restock The Spot with tons of estate-fresh finds and hope to open for one mystery pop-up weekend per month. (Weather and mood permitting). For example. Presidents’ Day Weekend, et. al.

Even though we’ll be hibernating for most of the winter*, we encourage you to support your neighbors who run local small businesses during this holiday season and all year ’round, be it The Spot or any of the other amazing businesses up here in Phoenicia and the Catskills. As we head into our 18th season, we thank you for your loyal support and fun company this year and every year in Phoenicia.

—> BONUS ANNOUNCEMENT: we’re hiring! We’re looking for someone very special to run The Mystery Spot who “gets” us and loves what we’re about.

Spring/Summer/Fall: hold down the fort on weekends/some Mondays starting in the spring; hopefully the same person (or not) to cover five days a week (Th – Mon) in the summer. Continue into fall weekends, etc. Prefer someone who’s got excellent shopkeeping and managerial skills as well as sales chops and might be in it for the long haul. Perfect gig for a creative freelancer type who has a flexible schedule.

Winter (aka now): we’re looking for someone with up-to-date vintage expertise and enthusiasm to help us prep and price incoming estate pieces (mostly clothing but may also reflect the range of our offerings); a few days a month. Very flexible schedule. OK with cats. (To clarify, we’re not hiring cats, but you’d be working around cats. Only two.).

Both positions require EXPERIENCE, RELIABILITY and EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS – vintage knowledge, friendliness and enthusiasm, peak organizational skills, and a serious work ethic. Additional requirements for the shop include retail/in-person customer service experience, great people skills, a sense of humor, creativity and being able to work independently. Mobile device required. Post-college age or older. (Preferably someone who’s been here and understands what we’re about). Compensation commensurate with experience. Please email (don’t call) with a resume and/or relevant work/educational information. Good clear communication skills with both us and our clientele is a must.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

*we hope to open one holiday weekend a month over the winter, perhaps around Christmas, Presidents’ Day Weekend, etc. Please check our social media to confirm.

Images above: we’ve been unearthing some of our special albums (aka vinyl) lately. This original (uncensored) Velvet Underground and Nico has already sold, but may give you an idea of our taste as far as our dedicated Record Room. The portrait of Lou Reed and John Cale was taken by our proprietress, Laura Levine, in 1989, a few months before Songs for Drella was released. It’s currently on exhibit at the Velvet Underground Experience in NYC through the end of December. And yes, we sell Laura’s work both in the shop or it can be shipped. Some of her archival pigment ink prints can be seen here: www.illogator.com/lauralevine (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 20% OFF SALE ONLY APPLIES TO IN-STORE PURCHASES).

Mystery Spot Antiques
72 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-7868

“Just look for the fourteen foot-tall Davy Crockett”


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