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Can’t go more local than Sanford & Son Antiques

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Whenever I think of this thing called Tacoma, there’s one place that I won’t ever be able to separate from that word:

Sanford & Son Antiques.

Sanford & Son is filled with 20 amazing Middle Floor Merchants, and there are so many things I admire about this building, the events held within it and all of the people who do business there.

As you’re driving on either Commerce or Broadway (the Sanford & Son building stretches between both streets) in the Theater District, you can’t help but notice the vibrant colors of this location, and what you’ll find inside is even more magical.

First of all, I have nothing but love for Cheryl and Alan Gorsuch. They own the space, and they’re such fine ambassadors of everything that’s great about Tacoma. In addition to supporting the lovely merchants inside Sanford & Son, you’ll often find this dynamic duo at all sorts of art and music events, while also supporting locally-owned Tacoma business in any way they can.

What’s even better about these owners is that they intentionally offer space within Sanford & Son that’s affordable for fledgling entrepreneurs. That’s why you’ll always find such a cool group of people doing business or hanging out in Sanford and Son.

Speaking of merchants, here’s a sampler of what you can find inside Sanford & Son: antiques and collectibles, quirky home designs, one-of-a-kind items, clothing boutiques, a bicycle museum, a photo gallery with a professional photographer, vinyl toys, ugly dolls, affordable arts, homemade and organic soaps, lotions, oils, bath bombs and body butters, facials, waxing, permanent eyeliner, tattoos and so, so much more.

One of my favorite spaces within this three-story building of glory is the library. I’ve had the time of my life there at Sanford & Son’s annual prom, and I’ve also enjoyed sneaking down there during art functions as a DJ spins mad cuts. You can reserve the library or the auction hall for special events, gatherings, performances, meetings or the like. Call 253.272.0334 for more information on that.

Sanford & Son also goes all out on the third Thursday of every month for downtown Tacoma’s ArtWalk, and Deborah Page plays in their auction hall. Additionally, Sanford & Son is always down with pulling together an awesome set of events for Tacoma’s annual First Night celebration on New Year’s Eve.

Fundamentally, the overall point that I’m trying to make here is that Sanford & Son does so much for our community that Alan, Cheryl, and all of the Middle Floor Merchants are really and truly worthy of your patronage.

You’ll see: Spending your dough at Sanford & Son is one of the best ways to keep it local and keep it real in our beloved 253.

[Sanford & Son Antiques, 743 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.272.0334]

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