So, you’ve got friends in from out of town? They love Petaluma and want to take home a souvenir of P-town. Where to go for something fun?B St Merc 3

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.

B St Merc 2Street 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.

T-shirts: The latest is a manure-colored tee labeling the wearer a Petaluma Hickster. $26.B St Merc 1

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., Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays.



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