Shouldn’t Miss News of the Week

Here are some articles from this week that I think you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy!

Locals Only: U.K. Antique Shop Bans Tourists: If you live more than 30 miles from this shop, you aren’t welcome.  It isn’t about keeping local historical items within the community, it’s a shipping cost issue.  I would just make the customer pay for shipping or find a way to bring a large item home themselves.  What do you think?

An interior shot; this place is huge.

I’d be very sad if one of my favorite antique shops made that rule; I live over 5 hours away from it.

First love child of human, Neanderthal believed found:  No, this isn’t about an episode of Bones that aired within the last few weeks.  It’s about skeletal remains found in Italy that have been analyzed and reveal a Neanderthal mother and a modern human father.  Both groups lived in the region 40,000 to 30,000 years ago.

WeHo Wants to Landmark Tower Records But Isn’t Sure It Can:  The West Hollywood preservation commission knows that the building is historic, but thinks it has integrity issues as the red and yellow signage that was so iconic of Tower Records is gone.  Check out the two pictures in the article, it looks to have some extra windows as well.  What do you think about the following quote from the article, “As one commissioner explained, ‘it’s always tricky dealing with retail locations because we’re really talking about designating not so much the building, but the tenancy of the building'”?

No More Generic Lady of the House:  Although the blog post is geared towards museum institutions/historic sites, and I know not all of you work in that field, I think it’s well worth a read.  I’m sure many of you have experienced a historic house tour where you learned very little about the women living in the house.  What are some of the best tours you have been on that include women’s history?  One of mine has to be Clouds Hill Victorian Mansion in Warwick, RI.  The woman who lived there was the first Woman Fire Chief in the World.

Stonehenge to get virtual 360-degree cinema to allow visitors to step inside the ancient circle again: With the exception of the solstices and equinoxes, visitors to Stonehenge haven’t been allowed within 100 feet of the stone circle, for fear of erosion issues, since 1977.  The 32′ high by 100′ in circumference landscape wall will be a part of a new £27 million information center to be built about one mile from Stonehenge.  You can read more about the other aspects of the center in the article.

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For more, check out Bricks + Mortar’s This Week post.

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2 Responses to Shouldn’t Miss News of the Week

  1. So, essentially they are saying they are banning tourists because they might not buy things. Umm… hello, if your clientele is tourists, stock more small things that they could take home! I love browsing in antique shops when I travel, and while I often don’t buy something, sometimes I do. And I often don’t buy something at the antique shops at home either. Besides, you wouldn’t know if I were local unless I was going to buy something; and then you would tell me no? It’s just part of being a shop owner – that’s pretty short sighted of them.

    • I definitely agree. Locals aren’t necessarily going to buy things in the shop either. I love antiquing while on vacation, and it’s usually when I have a bit of money to spare on such stores as well. So very short sighted. Thanks for stopping by!

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