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March 2018- Houston

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86 E xpansions and exciting arrivals are afoot at Rummel Square too, as Mark Massey remakes one of Round Top's retail calling cards, with eight historic structures, many of which he has preserved and moved on- site. Townsend Provisions enlarges its Mecca for delightful Americana sourced from the heart land; recently wed shopkeepers photographer Ryann Ford and restorationist / contractor Nick Mosley have added additional square footage to the 1920s-era farmhouse-turned-store. Next door, Curate by Stash continues its brisk business for signature leather bags manufactured in Sealy, Texas. Adding a green element to the square is the freshly minted The Garden Co.'s restaurant, Feed and Firewater, in a 1914 farmhouse, with an expansive back patio. Next door, Garden Co. owners Stevie Smith-Thompson and Jeff Thompson unveil their flowering nursery. Two more newcomers are eagerly awaited. Lark is moving to Rummel, RUMMEL REDUX opening in time for the spring show (relocating from town center). Owners Barbara Samuelson and Russell Smith possess attentive eyes for polished vintage, especially barware, curiosities, antique globes, and Smith's own meticulous nature-inspired bronze sculpture. Cinda and Armando Palacios continue to refine the honed, dynamic aesthetic of Bad Hombres, housed in an 1832 fort, stocking vintage motorcycle jackets with the swagger of Steve McQueen, while an adjacent lifestyle shop has rare and vintage modern furnishings, home accessories, and art. Meanwhile, Melissa Savarino Ellis heads to Round Top to open a women's clothing shop, Tutu & Lilli, in the historic Maresh house dating to the 19th century. Ellis' husband is the iconic restaurant restaurant developer Lee Ellis, who owns Houston's State Fare and Starfish. And Carolyn and Johnnie McNellie's Expressions Coffee continues its hot java biz while remaining the de facto HQ for town gatherings and gossip. Lark's Barbara Samuelson and Russell Smith Bad Hombres, Rummel Square Garden Co.'s Feed and Firewater The bar at The Garden Co.'s Feed and Firewater Jeff Thompson and Stevie Smith-Thompson at The Garden Co.'s Feed and Firewater Cheryl Schulke at her Rummel Square store, The expanded Townsend Provisions, Rummel Square Nick Mosley and Ryann Ford, Townsend Provisions Tutu and Lilli's collection THIS PHOTO WAS SHOT BY RYANN FORD

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