Paul and Helene Jones purchased the corner property on 222 Main Street as an investment property but were quickly charmed by the unique building and decided to transform it. They immediately hired Tate Young as their contractor. They wanted to create a place reminiscent of a classic five and dime store with a modern and quirky twist. After one year of designing and restoring, Tin Bucket Mercantile opened its doors on June 1, 2018.
The couple has traveled extensively to find the perfect pieces to fill their shop: from colorful wall art to classic hand bags, kooky socks and shirts to elegant home accents. One corner features a mini cafe that offers sweet treats like macarons and classic bottled Cokes perfect for relaxing after exploring the mercantile. The shop doesn't forget the little ones, offering goodies like vintage candies and playful stuffed animals. As you reach the back of the store, there is even more to see in PJ's Gallery, which holds eclectic jewelry, collectible coins, and other fashionable accessories. PJ's space is cozy and inviting; guests are encouraged to stick around and enjoy a game of pool with their friends.
There are new surprises coming in the next year as the staff is already hard at work creating a Christmas department on the second level.
Paul and Helene want their store to be a gathering place of relaxation and whimsy. They hope that Tin Bucket Mercantile brings excited visitors, new businesses, and happiness to the great city of Dallas.
Tin Bucket Mercantile is open for exploring Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.