How about B Street Mercantile? The store, at the corner of Fourth and B streets, has been open just over a year. Jenny Paisley who, along with Patti Looper, owns the business, said, “Our goal is to create a place to find that unusual item.” And, as local craftspeople, they are reaching out to other local and Bay Area artists.
Here’s a sample of what’s available.
Street name montage: Finally, eastsiders get some respect: Caulfield, Casa Grande, Crinella, Frates, Lakeville, Maria – all front and center. And yes, westside types, you get your own plaque, too, and it even includes Pepper School Alley. $28-$48.
River Town bandanas: $20.
Dish towels: Cow, chicken, whimsical or wine-themed patterns. $13.50-$22.
Tote bags: With single-use plastic bags banned, these come in handy for locals and tourists. $14-$17.50.
Body products: McEvoy Ranch offers a variety of lotions, balms and soaps made with their own olive oil, under the label 80 Acres. $7-$20.
Postcards: Non-photo cards from Nicky Ovitt and Ricky Watts. $2.
B Street Mercantile, 316 B St., bstreetmercantile.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays.