A new spot in Carytown is offering businesses, artists, and makers a shared space to sell their wares for as little as three months at a time.
The Carytown Collective, as it’s being called, is located at 3422 W. Cary Street. Owner Paula Rhoads subdivided her space to house five businesses under one roof, including:
- Elements of Carytown – fragrances, skincare, cosmetics, bathing and hair care products from around the world
- Twig – hand-selected goods like home decor, furniture, rugs, gifts, jewelry, accessories and baby items
- Urban Interiors – an eclectic assortment of gifts, home décor, and furnishings
- Basket and Bike – bicycle excursions and picnic rides on the Virginia Capital Trail and in town on the avenues of Richmond and Williamsburg
- Handmade by Marty – handmade paper and fabric creations
“The Carytown Collective [is] a place for the many talented creatives, makers, and entrepreneurs of Richmond,” said Rhoads. “I’m looking forward creating a space that helps other small businesses thrive in Carytown.”
In mid-2017, Rhoads decided to reinvent her space and collaborate with more small business owners looking for an affordable way to bring their business to Carytown. Since 2012, Urban Interiors was the only shop in the building. That shop, selling home décor, gifts, and furniture, now occupies the second floor of The Carytown Collective. From June 2017 to January 2018, Orange temporarily relocated to Rhoads’ building.
Hours at The Carytown Collective will be 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM from Tuesday through Sunday.