Kill Devil Hill @ 174 Franklin Ave in Greenpoint, currently features a mannequin in military fatigues drinking a cup of joe in the store’s front window. It beckons one to head on in, and to drink in the warmth. Designed to mirror Western-style General Stores, knickknacks abound including: “a range of vintage goods, from workwear to military uniforms. Taxidermy, bones, antlers, and teeth. Trading beads, elk ivory pendants and clocks.”
For some help interpreting the store’s rotating museum like exhibits, I requested co-owner Mark Straiton’s help assembling an outfit from the store’s wares. Voila a recession-friendly vintage ensemble:
Vintage Levi’s -$70
Also to help buffer against the recession, the store does jean repair—$5-10 per hole. Check out the store’s 1920s vintage boots from Abercrombie. For warmth from within, remember that once upon a time Abercrombie was a New England purveyor of outdoors gear. They are currently running a special: cowboy boots and a shot of Williamsburg Whiskey for $30.
After scoring a pair of perfectly broken-in Frye boots through this deal, it came time to cash in on the other part of the promotion. Out came two shot glasses.
“I can’t let you drink alone,” said Straiton.
Drink in the hospitality for yourself, or click on Kill Devil Hill’s Etsy shop.