The Curio Emporium To Close Storefront

Owners say they will sell strictly online until they can find a storefront with more foot traffic.

One of South Pasadena's recent additions——is closing its storefront after only about sixth months in town. 

"Sometime in the next two weeks, we will be closing our door and going strictly online," owners Jenna Macabre and Dave Constantine wrote to Patch in an e-mail.

"In the meantime, we will be keeping our eyes peeled for a new storefront."

The specialty store sells collectibles from the Victorian era through World War II including antiques, taxidermy, militaria, steampunk accessories and other oddities. (Check out FEARnet's video above.)

Macabre and Constantine say they're glad with their decision to sell online: "We are actually happy more than we are sad."

They'll be looking for a new storefront with more foot traffic probably in Hollywood, they say. But in the meantime, you can shop at their online store—HERE.

This is the second South Pas store over the last six months to close down and focus its efforts online. The last was . 

Mama D March 20, 2012 at 07:49 PM
always sad to see a business leave us. I wish we could do a better job of advertising with our local businesses though. I drove by this store every single day and never knew, never heard what it was.
Kristen Lepore (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM
@Mama D: What ideas do you have for advertising local businesses? We have mentioned The Curio Emporium a few times on Patch—and posted the above video to the site when the store first opened. I'm always open to ideas of new features, though. Please share.
Marisol O'Connor March 21, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Sad to see them go. I truly enjoyed their "steam punk" presence here in South Pasadena. I wish them the very best of luck. Mari
Pete V March 21, 2012 at 02:20 PM
while selfishly sad to see this unique establishment go the way of the Dodo, i am also disappointed to lose the personable shoppe contact with David & Jenna, two of the nicest people i've had the pleasure of meeting. i wish them the very, very best in their new endeavors. and i'm not driving or walking that stretch of Fair Oaks anymore!
Scott March 28, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Sad news. I visited several times, and followed them on Facebook. They have a great store - something South Pasadena needs more of. But there is a rather large stretch of Fair Oaks where strolling, and window shopping just ain't what it used to be. That entire area needs to be re-thought, and re-vamped, and soon!
Donna Evans (Editor) March 09, 2013 at 02:16 AM
We're working on the Spam situation folks, sorry!


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