, a specialty gift and home décor shop that utilizes redesigned and recycled goods, recently made a move from their previous space on East Fulton to their new home in the Eastown neighborhood. Their new building expands their storefront from 180 to 800 square feet and sits at 1409 Robinson Road, nestled between Argos Book Shop
and Foot Outfitters
The move comes as the product of a two-year search for Dann Boyles and Chip Minor, co-owners of Rebel Reclaimed. They originally started their search in the East Hills Neighborhood, but stumbled upon the Robinson Road location by chance.
"I happened to be driving through the area and was stopped at the intersection at Lake and Robinson Road and looked over and there was a "For Rent" sign in this window," says Boyles. "I couldn't believe how much exposure this intersection gets for the businesses that are here."
As Eastown continues to expand and become a more inclusive neighborhood, more and more small businesses are looking to call the neighborhood home.
"I'm coming to find out that if you live in Eastown you want to stay in Eastown; you want to eat there, you want to work there, you want to ride your bike to wherever you want to go," says Boyles. "That has been really phenomenal."
Rebel Reclaimed's move to the new location has been well received by both customers and fellow business owners. It also comes in time for the shop's four-year anniversary in May.
"There has been an outpouring of local business people that have come and said, 'Thank you for coming to the neighborhood, this is exactly what we need,'" says Boyles. "We have met so many people that didn't know about us on East Fulton."
Rebel Reclaimed is open Tuesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
John Wiegand is an intern at Rapid Growth Media
Photography by John Wiegand