A popular and quirky antique shop in Lakewood heads east: Curiositiesknown for its estate jewelry, art, gardening equipment, architectural accessories and other treasures, is moving from its location at 2025 Abrams Rd. where it has been for 15 years.
According to owner Jason Cohen, the store will be consolidated at its location at 8920 Garland Rd., which it opened in 2016.
“After 15 years in business at Lakewood, Curiosities is moving forward,” Cohen said in a Facebook post. “We will combine and expand our Garland Road location to become a curious and cool antiques Superstore!”
Cohen and his mother (and longtime antiques dealer) Terry Cohen opened Curiosities in 2006 where they sold what they called “curious goods for creatives, antiques and oddities.” They also accommodated a space for other merchants dedicated to the treasures of the past.
They first opened the outlet on Garland Road as Curious Garden, an antique shop focusing on garden themed items, and they will still carry vintage garden items, furniture, statues , agricultural tools, “bottle trees”, statues and metal planters. But in the six years they’ve been open, their merchandise has grown in the direction of natural history with fossils and the like.
Consolidation into one location became a reality when the nearby market at 8922 Garland Rd. became vacant; the previous tenant fell ill and had to close it, and Curiosities took over the space. They made a few holes in the adjoining walls to make it one giant space that will encompass all of their merchandise categories.
Fans posted comments lamenting the Lakewood store’s departure, calling it “absolutely amazing” and “an oasis of touch and feel in an ever-expanding desert of internet coldness.”
“The antique mall is an endangered species, and you have kept it alive with interest, modernity and fabulous quirkiness,” said one eloquent commenter.
But on the bright side, they’re coming out with a big sale starting April 1, when most of their inventory will be 20% off.
“We have so much love and respect for all of our wonderful customers over the years. We don’t get very far, so come visit us across from White Rock Lake,” Cohen said.