The bARn Mercantile
— "the general store for the not so general," its slogan says — will open in August in the space formerly occupied by Ten Thousand Villages at 301A President Clinton Ave.
The owners, Michelle and Leroy DuBre
, the franchise owners of Kilwins candy and ice cream store at 415 Clinton, will turn the 1,720-square-foot space "into a modern, rustic mercantile, with a focus on Southern folk art tradition," a news release from Moses Tucker Real Estate said Thursday.
The DuBres will sell items by local artisans, T-shirts, cosmetics, gifts, soaps, candles, candies, clothes, "nostalgic candies," household items, toys and dog treats. The news release said the DuBres plan to eventually use the space for people to design their own art pieces.