GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — There’s decades of treasures in A Robin’s Nest and the staff celebrates being able to sell everything vintage for one.
It takes at least two hours to get through the entire store, which customers who’ve shopped since the beginning do, enjoying every moment.
“I love the whole atmosphere of the store, it’s a little bit of Americana,” John Crosby describes, “I look for stuff I can repurpose; stuff that’s old but I can make it into something different. That’s probably what keeps me coming in, to get that find you weren’t expecting. It’s not necessarily the piece that you’re buying but what you can do with it.”
Owner Shane Allerheiligen shares that a great part of the success comes from the staff.
“We’re so fortunate and blessed that we were able to find the people that just love this business;” Shane Allerheiligen expresses, “they love interacting with the folks, they love helping people find those treasures; and we develop these regular clients that come in, sometimes even daily, to find those treasures.”
The nest never gets empty. The business stays big from helping other antique vendors earn extra money giving them a platform to share, making the entire store dipped in culture.
“It’s not really about the money,” Adriana Davis states, “It’s about seeing people go to your booth and enjoy looking at the stuff, and going down their memory lane of ‘my parents had this,’ or ‘I remember as a kid,’ or just seeing the joy in their faces or even my own face when I see something in someone else’s booth that I remember as a kid. So, that’s what it’s about.”
Celebrating fruits of the labor, the store is on a giving spree with goodie bags and door prizes as a simple thank you.