by Sharon Craig
Sharon's Special Surprises
What basic instinct starting with the letter “S” drives women wild? Although men may have another idea, every woman knows the answer is SHOPPING! Fortunately, there are many wonderful stores to satisfy this basic instinct right in downtown Boulder City.
One of the very newest choices is the Goatfeathers Shopping Mall, located in the historic old laundry building located at 1300 Wyoming St.
Before you go in, check out the great mural of the founders on the outside which was painted by our local mural artist, Connie Ferraro. There are over 85 vendors in the Goatfeathers Shopping Mall so shoppers can browse and inspect hand-crafted jewelry, old precious books, spectacular photographs, antique furniture and other treasures, as well as shabby chic accessories.
Shoppers can also meet and greet our local gregarious glass blower, The Crystal Wizard, as he creates a work of art in front of your very eyes. Goatfeathers’ new book vendor, Everett Chase the Bookseller, would love to share his knowledge about every book in his collection. A determined shopper must inspect every nook and cranny in the spacious, item-filled Goatfeathers Shopping Mall to ferret out the best deals.
Goatfeathers Shopping Mall is adding another 3,000 square feet to the existing 5,000 square feet so another 60 to 80 vendors will soon be providing an even more exciting shopping adventure.
The new area should be ready by March of 2007 and will include a snack area so shoppers can fuel up to continue the all-important shopping “mission.”
In case you’re wondering, the word “goatfeathers” was coined by Ellis Parker Butler in 1912 when he wrote: “Goatfeathers are the distractions, sidelines and deflections that take man’s attention from his own business and keep him from getting ahead.” Well, humbug. Men and especially women will not be distracted from finding that special addition to their home among the endless selections.