{ABOUT Bleu}

In September 2015 we opened just 2 blocks from downtown Columbia in a sweet little Victorian on Walker St.  In one short year, Bonnie accumulated a loyal following and a LOT of stuff!  One day on a lunch date with a friend, she discovered the old JC Penney building for rent at 108 W 7th St.  The historic building, complete with original hardwood floors, bead board ceiling, freight elevator, 1500 s/ft mezzanine, and basement storage begged to be an antique store: and Bonnie obliged.  After a summer of restoration, she said goodbye to her sweet little house and wonderful neighbors at 8th and Walker, hired a football team, and moved everything in to the new space just off the square downtown.  

 

Grand opening was exactly one year after the opening on Walker St.  Joining her, were 30 carefully selected vendors bringing a wonderful mix of styles and broad selection of goods to the store.  9 months later we would add 5000 more square feet, a restaurant, and 25 more vendors by expanding to the third floor!  The Many vintage dealers are joined by  boutique clothing booths, , and talented artisans.  The variety, paired with the historic atmosphere and beautiful displays make for a magical shopping experience.  Please join us and be sure to introduce yourself!  We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful community in Columbia, "the dimple of the universe!"

© 2015 by Bonnie Esslinger